Life on a String (film)

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Life on a String
Life On A String DVD.jpg
DVD release cover
Directed by Chen Kaige
Produced by Karl Baumgartner,
Cai Rubin
Donald Ranvaud
Written by Chen Kaige
Novel:
Shi Tiesheng
Starring Liu Zhongyuan
Huang Lei
Xu Qing
Music by Qu Xiaosong
Cinematography Gu Changwei
Edited by Pei Xiaonan
Distributed by United States (DVD):
Kino International
Release dates 1991
Running time 110 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin

Life on a String (simplified Chinese: 边走边唱; traditional Chinese: 邊走邊唱; pinyin: Biān zǒu biān chàng; literally: "Walking and singing at the same time") is a 1991 Chinese film by acclaimed film director Chen Kaige. Made before his international breakthrough Farewell, My Concubine, Life on a String is a more intimate and philosophical affair, telling the story of a blind sanxian player and his young disciple. The film was based on the novel by Shi Tiesheng. The film was entered into the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Cast[edit]

  • Liu Zhongyuan as the Old Master, a master blind sanxian player, as a child he was told that upon wearing out his 1000th string, his sight would be restored.
  • Huang Lei as Shitou, his young disciple.
  • Xu Qing as Lanxiu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Life on a String". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 

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