- Title : Spring in a Small Town (C-Movie) (1948)
- Alternative Title(s) : Xiǎochéng zhī chūn
- Hardsubbed or Softsubbed: Softsubbed
- English Subtitles: Yes
- Date Aired (YYYY-MM-DD): 1948
- More Info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0189219/
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- Taking place in a ruined family compound after the Sino-Japanese War, the film tells the story of the once prosperous Dai family. The husband and patriarch, Dai Liyan (Shi Yu) is an invalid, and spends his days in the courtyard nostalgic for the past. His marriage to Zhou Yuwen (Wei Wei) has long been rendered loveless, though both still feel concern for the other. Liyan’s young teenage sister Dai Xiu (Zhang Hongmei), meanwhile, is too young to remember the past, and stays cheerful and playful in the ruins of her home.
- Into this dreary but unchanging existence comes Liyan’s childhood friend Zhang Zhichen (Li Wei), a doctor from Shanghai and a former flame of Zhou Yuwen before she ever met her husband. The rest of the film details Zhou Yuwen’s conflicting emotions between her love for Zhang, and her loyalty to her husband and his family.
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Voted the best Chinese-language film of all time by the Hong Kong Film Academy in 2004
Voted the best Chinese-language film of all time by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society in 2002
Movie size: 608 MB
Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes
Resolution: 640 x 480
Color: Black and white
This is an old movie, abandoned for a long time before being restored in early 1980s, and the print quality is far from excellent. But if you’re curious about one movie that named the greatest Chinese film ever made and listed in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die…
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Posted in: -Drama, -Family, -Friendship, -Romance, Based on a Novel, C-Drama Movies, Editors-Pick, S– October 11, 2015