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Moving the Mountain (1994)

The film is a documentary about the demonstrations of students in Peking on the 4th of June 1989 for more democracy in the People's Republic which were ended by army forces. The story is ... See full summary »

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Michael Apted
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Credited cast:
Jinming Zhang Jinming Zhang ... Li Lu, 10 year old (as Jin-Ming Zhang)
Yiming Huang Yiming Huang ... Li Lu, 4 year old (as Yi-Ming Huang)
Yi-fen Kan Yi-fen Kan ... Earthquake Survivor
Ke-Hsi Hsiang Ke-Hsi Hsiang ... Lover, Male
Tsung-cheng Hou Tsung-cheng Hou ... Little Six
Hsiang-tan Tang Hsiang-tan Tang ... Storyteller
Hing Man Tang Hing Man Tang ... Police, Road Inspection
Fong Yin Chan Fong Yin Chan ... Driver of car escort
Hui Lung Sze Hui Lung Sze ... Secret Police in car escort
Siu-Kei Lee ... Secret Police in car escort
Chun Fai Tsang Chun Fai Tsang ... Guide in smuggler village
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ling Chai Ling Chai ... Herself
Yiu-ming Chu Yiu-ming Chu ... Himself (Hong Kong Alliance for Democracy in China) (as Rev. Chu Yiu-ming)
Yu-ru Lin Yu-ru Lin ... Teach Lin
Li Lu Li Lu ... Himself
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The film is a documentary about the demonstrations of students in Peking on the 4th of June 1989 for more democracy in the People's Republic which were ended by army forces. The story is told from students point of view. Written by Volker Boehm

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berge versetzen See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,199, 30 April 1995

Gross USA:

$44,536

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,536
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Production Co:

Xingu Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This is more like a biography than a documentary.
22 April 2009 | by Hunky StudSee all my reviews

What happened in 1989 was grandeur. I am not sure what this is called. The first ten minutes, one student leader talked about his childhood which really has nothing to do with the 1989 students' democracy movement. So it is not a 100% documentary about it.

And basically, he spent the whole time talking about himself, he was sort of a narrator for this film. They even found someone who looked like him to act as him when he was a boy. The film would be more effective, if they actually have someone in the background to tell the viewers from the beginning till the end of the student democracy movement and filled it with personal interviews, raw footages, etc.

A good documentary about the movement can easily make viewers cry. This one lacks of the emotional elements. It doe have real shocking footages which I have never seen before.

I watched the DVD, it doesn't have closed caption or English subtitle. Some of the people who appeared in film speak with an accent, so sometimes it is hard to understand them.


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