Life on a String (film)
|Life on a String|
DVD release cover
|Directed by||Chen Kaige|
|Produced by||Karl Baumgartner,
|Written by||Chen Kaige
|Music by||Qu Xiaosong|
|Edited by||Pei Xiaonan|
|Distributed by||United States (DVD):
|Running time||110 minutes|
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.
- 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
- "Festival de Cannes: Life on a String". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
- Life on a String at the Internet Movie Database
- Life on a String at AllMovie
- Life on a String at Rotten Tomatoes
- Life on a String at the Chinese Movie Database
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