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Shanghai Dreams

  • Film

Time Out says

Soon before the Cultural Revolution, many bright young things were persuaded to move from China’s major cities to semi-rural provinces for industrial purposes. Wang’s tremendous family drama traces the fall-out one one family in Guiyang: the bitter but idealistic dad (Yan) regrets leaving Shanghai, angrily blocking his teenage daughter’s (Gao) attempts at a social life with potentially devastating results. Although not without its lighter moments – bell-bottoms and Boney M can’t help but provoke a smile, whatever the context – this is essentially a grim tale of sacrifice, chosen and imposed. Fascinating history, assured film-making and moving, even tragic drama. 
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Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 8 September 2006
  • Duration:119 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Wang Xiaoshuai
  • Screenwriter:Lao Ni
  • Cast:
    • Gao Yuanyuan
    • Li Bin
    • Yan Anlian
    • Tang Yang
    • Xueyang Wang
    • Yao Anlian
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