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Springtime in a Small Town

"...a beautiful film, both in the way it's shot and in the elegance of its emotional exploration..."
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Three People. Two Desires. One Plan.

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Country: China
Year: 2002
Runtime: 116 mins
Genre: Romance Foreign

A country town in South China. It's the spring of 1946 ... less than a year since the defeated Japanese withdrew from China. A young woman languishes on the bomb-damaged walls of the small town. She is bored ... frustrated ... unfulfilled. The sound of a distant train whistle triggers thoughts of escape.
Dai Liyan is the only surviving male of the Dai family. He married Yuwen eight years ago, just before the war started. When Japanese planes bombed the town, they evacuated to Suzhou; they returned to the family's ancestral home after the war to find it half in ruins, and moved back into the relatively intact Flower Pavilion. But then Dai Liyan fell ill with suspected tuberculosis. He and Yuwen... More »

Special Features
  • - 60 minute comprehensive documentary on the making of the film: including interviews with the director, cast and crew.
  • - Theatrical trailer
  • - English subtitles

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