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Lets just said, what happen at the end...can happen in real life ' in Asia or any where.
The film covers a nature of all sides, It is the beautiful Tibetan scenery and the beautiful Xiu Xiu, it is the writing, the raw emotional.
The spirit of a youth to pursue the ideal dream of the great leap in cultural revolution is corrupted by the devil of Chinese Communism.
An amazing unforgettable work - summarized very well in the other reader reviews. The two main characters were both dealt a really bad hand of cards. Read morePublished 2 months ago by KHENSE
This movie is very effective in communicating in a muted way how absolutely painful and unbearable it would be for a child to be taken away, who understands nothing of what is... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dwight
I watched this movie for the first time and lent it to a friend. I moved and it never got returned, so I had to buy another copy. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Yu_Has_Mich
Sad and beautiful movie. I'm a little biased, since I'm going through a sinophile phase, but I'll still say it's a great film. Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by wei
This is too sad movie. I rented this to see the glimpse of tibet. The movie is about Chinese cultural revolution when millions of young people were sent to remote corner of the... Read morePublished on December 18, 2004 by Sumant Sumant
This film is a complex mix of interwoven metaphors. Even though the main character, a poor teenage girl, trades sex for freedom, this takes place within the context of a society... Read morePublished on November 24, 2004 by Sander Wolff
The two stars go to the director and the actors. It's odd because you know you've just seen a well-acted, well told story but at the same time, it left you with a chasm, a kind of... Read morePublished on November 11, 2003 by E. Laway
This is a story of the abused and abusers of the system in Communist China. Idealistic kids were sent down to the countryside by Mao to learn to appreciate peasants who neither... Read morePublished on July 25, 2002 by Jana R. Russ
This movie is absolutely breath-taking!!! This movie is certainly very melancholy and sad, but very wonderful and a very beautifully filmed story. Read morePublished on March 29, 2002 by Timothy D. Taylor