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Springtime In A Small Town (2002) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (1)

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From director Tian Zhuang Zhuang (The Blue Kite) comes Springtime In A Small Town, an understated yet remarkable drama about an unexpected love triangle. Based on the 1948 Chinese classic of the same name, the film chronicles the arranged marriage of sickly Liyan (Wu Jun) and his pretty wife Yuwen (Hu Jing Fan) during the ominous times following the second World War. Liyan and Yuwen's marriage has lost its passion in the wake of Liyan's increasingly suspicious ailments - when along comes Zhichen (Xin Bo Qing), a doctor and childhood friend of Liyan's, who once shared a romance with Yuwen before she was wed. The two still harbor some feelings for one another, and Zhichen's presence slowly awakens Yuwen to the failing state of her own marriage. Will spring bring the possibility of a rekindled romance?

Springtime In A Small Town represents a more mundane, but no less emotionally potent subject matter for Tian Zhuang Zhuang. This deceptively simple film is a quiet, restrained affair that represents human emotions in compelling, understated fashion, and finds beauty and feeling in the pain and guilt that come with even the smallest contrary emotion. With stunning cinematography from Mark Li Ping-Bing (In the Mood For Love), Springtime In A Small Town is a delicate and emotional work from one of China's most acclaimed directors.

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Product Title: Springtime In A Small Town (2002) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 小城之春 (2002) (DVD) (香港版) 小城之春 (2002) (DVD) (香港版) 春の惑い (小城之春) Springtime In A Small Town (2002) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Xie Xiao Keng | Wu Jun | Hu Jing Fan | Xin Bo Qing | Tian Zhuang Zhuang 葉小鏗 | 吳軍 | 胡靖釩 | 辛柏青 | 田壯壯 叶小铿 | 吴军 | 胡靖钒 | Xin Bo Qing | 田壮壮 葉小鏗 (イエ・シャオカン) | 呉軍 (ウー・ジュン) | 胡靖[金凡] (フー・ジンファン) | 辛柏青(シン・バイチン) | 田壮壮(ティエン・チュアンチュアン) Xie Xiao Keng | Wu Jun | Hu Jing Fan | Xin Bo Qing | Tian Zhuang Zhuang
Release Date: 2005-01-20
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong, Netherlands, France, China
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: I
Duration: 117 (mins)
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 140 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003950640

Product Information

* Screen Format : 16:9 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
* Sound Mix : Dolby Digital 2.0
* DVD Type : DVD-9
* Extras : N/A
- 《小城之春》記錄報導(1小時,附字幕)
- 電影預告
- 相片集
- 導演及演員介紹

Director: Tian Zhuang Zhuang



  A country town in South China. It's the spring of 1946...

  Liyan is the only surviving male of the Dai family but he his very ill. His wife, Yuwen, become Liyan's nursemaid: her vivacity has given way to numbed ennui, and she cries alone in her room at night.

  But everything changes when an unexpected visitor arrives. The energetic Zhang Zhichen, now a qualified doctor, is Dai Liyan's old friend in college. He is amazed to find Liyan's wife, is Yuwen, his own childhood neighbor and his first sweetheart.

  On the birthday party of Liyan's younger sister, everyone gets drunk and begins to lose control...

監製︰李曉婉, 江志強, 鄧一鳴
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Customer Review of "Springtime In A Small Town (2002) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (1)

Kevin Kennedy
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April 1, 2007

This customer review refers to Springtime In A Small Town (US Version)
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Directorial disconnect Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
"Springtime in a Small Town" is a symphony in muted browns and greys, colors which reflect the faded lives and disappointed hopes it depicts.

The movie seeks to be an intimate character study, but is frustrated by a peculiar decision made by director Tian Zhuangzhuang. Tian chose to shoot the movie in wide-angle middle-length shots. He did so in order to capture the reactions of his characters to the words and actions of others in the scene. By eschewing close-ups, Tian never permits the viewer to get inside the heads of the characters. Consequently, the movie fails as a character study because the viewer is shut out of the characters' inner lives.

This movie is recommended for the beauty of its cinematography.
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