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Together with You

  • Drama
  • Music
  • 2002
  • Chen Kaige
  • 113 mins
  • PG

Summary

A man recognises his son's immense musical talent, and decides to take the youngster to Beijing in the hope that his gift will be nurtured. However, the pressures of striving for success force the teenager to make a difficult decision. Moving drama, directed by and starring acclaimed film-maker Chen Kaige, with Liu Peiqi, Tang Yun and Chen Hong

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Music has been an important feature of Chen Kaige's films since Life on a String. Yet, despite this Beijing melodrama turning around a provincial peasant who sacrifices all so that his son can study the violin, the unforced sincerity and acute insight of his early work continues to elude a director caught between China's dramatic socio-economic transformation and his own international art house celebrity. However, this is a vast improvement on the dismal Killing Me Softly, with Liu Peiqi and Tang Yun charmingly credible as proud father and teenage prodigy, while Wang Zhiwen and Chen Hong provide genial support as an eccentric genius and a good-time girl with a conscience.

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Credits

Cast

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Liu ChengLiu Peiqi
Liu XiaochunTang Yun
LiliChen Hong
Professor JiangWang Zhiwen
Professor Yu ShifengChen Kaige
Hui, Lili's loverCheng Qian
DebaoLiu Bing
Professor Yu's wifeKim Hairi
Tang RongLi Chuanyun

Crew

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DirectorChen Kaige

Details

Theatrical distributor
Momentum Pictures
Released on
2003-12-12
Languages
Chinese
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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