to living (huo zhe) 1994 (gong li, ge you) jurisdiction uninhibited dvd5 mandarin bcbc

To (Chinese: t 活著, s 活着, p Huózhe), also titled Lifetimes in some English versions, is a Chinese epic videotape directed by Zhang Yimou in 1994, starring Ge You, Gong Li, and produced by the Shanghai Videotape Studio and ERA Supranational. It is based on the novel of the same name by Yu Hua. Having achieved supranational good fortune with his before films (Ju Dou and Run Up the Red Lantern), vice-president Zhang Yimou's To came with rich expectations. It is the first Chinese videotape that had its non-native order rights pre-sold.

The videotape was banned in mainland China by the Chinese Assert Administering of Crystal Set, Videotape, and Goggle-Box due to its depreciative portrayal of various policies and campaigns of the Communist control. In joining, Zhang was banned from filmmaking for two years.

To was screened at the 1994 New York Videotape Holiday before later receiving a circumscribed let in the Unified States on November 18, 1994.
Contains talking picture and Optional English, French, Spanish Subtitles . No menus or extras. Accustomed DVD supremacy. Oral Lingua Franca: Mandarin.

to living (huo zhe) 1994 (gong li, ge you) jurisdiction uninhibited dvd5 mandarin bcbc
to living (huo zhe) 1994 (gong li, ge you) jurisdiction uninhibited dvd5 mandarin bcbc
to living (huo zhe) 1994 (gong li, ge you) jurisdiction uninhibited dvd5 mandarin bcbc
to living (huo zhe) 1994 (gong li, ge you) jurisdiction uninhibited dvd5 mandarin bcbc
to living (huo zhe) 1994 (gong li, ge you) jurisdiction uninhibited dvd5 mandarin bcbc

A stout-hearted, brisk work of art from Zhang Yimou, the primarily vice-president from China«s telling «fifth generation» of filmmakers. Continuing his illustrious collaboration with China»s best-known actress, Gong Li, Zhang weaves a tapestry of dear and factional events, following the struggles of an stony-broke soft-pedal and trouble (Ge You and Li) from their heyday in the 1940s to the hardships that accompanied the Cultural Coup D' in the 1960s.

You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Deng Fei, Wu Jiang, Dahong Ni, Tao Guo, Liu Tianchi

Roger Ebert
December 23, 1994

«To Live» is a basic christen, but it conceals a circle. The videotape follows the lifetime of one kinfolk in China, from the heady days of gambling dens in the 1940s to the austere privation of the Cultural Coup D' in the 1960s. And through all of their tumultuous struggles with doom, all of the factional twists and turns they something out, their aspire is basically one summed up by the premiere danseuse, a trouble who loses cornucopia and stance and children, and who says, «All I ask is a still lifetime together.» The talking picture has been directed by Zhang Yimou, the important Chinese filmmaker right now (although this videotape offended Beijing and earned him a two-year ban from filmmaking). It stars his trouble, Gong Li, the important Chinese actress (as well banned). Together their credits tabulate «Ju Dou,» «Raise the Red Lantern» and «The Myth of Qui Ju.» Like them it follows the doom of a fragrant better half, but also this once upon a time a fragrant man; somehow they bogged down together through awe-inspiring hardships.

At first, the troubles are the husband's own accountable. Fugui (Ge You) is a base gambler who loses his kinfolk placid and holdings at dice. «Turtle bring about!» his old sire cries, beating him with a bogged down. His trouble Jiazhen (Gong Li) wants nothing more to do with him, and from a lifetime of listlessness he finds himself selling needles and sequence on the street.

The man who won his council gives him a set of lovely shield puppets, and he goes on the street as an entertainer, fast swept up by the Nationalist army to beguile the troops. Then one morning, smashed, he oversleeps as the army retreats, and he hears a thundering seem on the snow, which is the Red army advancing. Ever pliable, he joins them, and later finds his way ago to his hometown and his trouble, son and daughter.

Lifetime is very difficult. But they open to under the new communist r. (Ironically, the man who won his council at dice is executed as a bar-subversive landowner.) A puberty affection causes their daughter to become subdue and difficult of hearing, but in the word-for-word arithmetic of matchmaking a likely pal is institute for her: A boss of the Red Guards at a plant, who is lame.

The myth progresses in terms of stopgap advances and crushing setbacks, one caused when a starving doctor, jailed by the Red Guards, cannot work for at a decisive once upon a time because he has gorged himself on seven pudding buns. Another kinfolk disappearance is caused by an old man, who vows he owes them a lifetime, and will later be called upon for repayment. Years come and go; rich-spirited murals of Mao Tse Tung appear on the courtyard walls, and then flag in the sun and come down in buckets. And somehow they .

The best art, it is said, comes from turmoil — from difficult times. In China no serious filmmaking took seat for decades, and now extreme films are coming in a overflow from that nation. The authorities are not always so gratified to have the nation's last examined with such frankness, and with films like «To Live» and «The Obscene Kite» (released earlier this year) there is a certain inexorable original: They are made, shown at non-native videotape festivals, honored («To Live» won acting awards at Cannes), dally with concisely in a few polished cinemas in Beijing or Shanghai, and then they disappear.

The fairness of «To Live» earned Zhang Yimou and Gong Li not only a two-year ban on further co-productions, but a ban on even speaking about their videotape. But «To Live» has been made, it is playing all over the incredible, it exists on the small screen as a fascinating testament about routine lenient lives conducted under shocking conditions, when one's doom could hinge on a hazard regard or an trice factional edict from a zealous teenager.

It is a big, fragrant, brisk videotape, made by a filmmaker whose perception takes in four decades of his nation's r, and who stands apart from all the factional currents, and sees that routine people everywhere basically want what his premiere danseuse cries out for, a still lifetime. It is astonishing to see these new films as they be revealed from China. They are r being written, acclaimed, and mourned.

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