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He ni zai yi qi (2002)

PG | | Drama, Music | 13 June 2003 (USA)
A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.

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Liu Cheng (as Peiqi Lui)
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Lili (as Hong Chen)
Zhiwen Wang ...
Prof. Jiang
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Prof. Yu Shifeng
Qiang Chen ...
Hui
Qing Zhang ...
Lin Yu
Hye-ri Kim ...
Prof. Yu's Wife
Bing Liu ...
Debao
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Chuan-Yuan Li ...
Tang Rong
Ru-Yun Tang
Haiyan Zhang ...
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Storyline

Young violinist Xiaochun and his father move from their small, provincial town to Beijing so Xiaochun can audition for a prestiguous music academy. Their new life is unfamiliar but full of promise, allowing the young man to truly figure out which direction he wants to take in life. Written by Anonymous

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An infinite talent...An impossible dream...An incredible journey... See more »

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Drama | Music

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend USA:

$69,209, 30 May 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$599,227, 22 June 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,196,338, 7 November 2003
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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Lili offers the bank book to Liu Chen, the shot from behind her shows her holding it out to him in both hands. In the next shot from the front, her hands are holding the bank book in her lap. See more »

Quotes

Liu Xiaochun: [in Mandarin] Dad, my back itches.
Liu Cheng: [in Mandarin] Here.
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Soundtracks

Violin Concerto in D
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Particularly touching for former musicians
10 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

The kid and his father do a great job making this work. The plot twist is very powerful. The musicianship is incredible. If you don't cry at the end, you're made of stone... I don't care how cynical you are.

Movie does make use of several clichés about music teachers, but the funny thing is, a lot of music teachers are that cliché! And the classical music world is very political, as portrayed. And great musicianship IS a function of more than just fast fingers, as portrayed. The toughest part of this is how a country bumpkin learned to be that good in the first place. Who was his teacher?

Anyway, I highly recommend it.


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