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King of the Children (VCD) (China Version) VCD

Che Yuen (Actor) | Chen Kaige (Director) | Yang Xue Wen (Actor)
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King of the Children (VCD) (China Version)
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Acclaimed Fifth Generation director Chen Kaige makes two kinds of films: grand period epics like Farewell My Concubine, The Emperor and Assassin, and The Promise, or quiet human dramas like Yellow Earth, Together, and King of the Children. Though he has become more well known for the epics in recent years, it is with the latter that Chen first built his filmmaking career. It was after all his pioneering Yellow Earth that announced modern Chinese cinema to the world in 1984, and for the next decade until 1993's Farewell My Concubine, Chen was known for small, sensitive, and intelligent dramas that found popularity with critics and scholars, if not at the box office.

Released in 1987 and adapted from a novel by Ah Cheng, King of the Children is set in a remote mountain village during the Cultural Revolution. With a shortage of teachers to go around, youth Old Cha, the most educated of the village, is chosen to be the teacher, the "King of the Children". With limited resources, Old Cha does what he can to fulfill his task, copying textbooks and teaching from the dictionary to illiterate children. He teaches his students to read and write, but his method and teaching content goes against the prescribed curriculum, bringing him trouble with the authorities. Nominated for the Golden Palm at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, King of the Children excels with its ironic humor, stark and beautiful cinematography, and simple, compelling story.

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Product Title: King of the Children (VCD) (China Version) 孩子王 (VCD) (中國版) 孩子王 (VCD) (中国版) King of the Children (VCD) (China Version) King of the Children (VCD) (China Version)
Artist Name(s): Che Yuen (Actor) | Yang Xue Wen (Actor) 謝園 (Actor) | 楊學文 (Actor) 谢园 (Actor) | 杨学文 (Actor) 謝園(シェ・ユァン) (Actor) | Yang Xue Wen (Actor) Che Yuen (Actor) | Yang Xue Wen (Actor)
Director: Chen Kaige 陳凱歌 陈凯歌 陳凱歌 (チェン・カイコー) Chen Kaige
Release Date: 2007-09-03
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: China
Disc Format(s): VCD
Publisher: Qi Lu Yin Xiang Chu Ban She
Other Information: 2 VCDs
Package Weight: 140 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1005020658

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  “文革”時期,在邊遠的山區有一所極為簡陋的學校,師資奇缺。年齡不大卻已插隊七年的知青“老插”被抽來做“孩子王”老師。沒有書,去抄;沒有教材,孩子王的一本字典便成了聖物。孩子們讀慣了批判文章,卻不能識字紀事。孩子王便 從頭教他們認字作文。終於孩子王因違反教育風容被辭奶退,繼續做他的“老插”。
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