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|Synopsis:||Superb drama follows the lives of one family--weak but adaptable Fugui (You), his strong-willed wife Jiazhen (Li), and their young daughter and son--from prerevolutionary China in the 1940s through the '60s Cultural Revolution. Fugui loses the family fortune in the gambling houses, actually a blessing when the Communists come to power, and the family must struggle to survive financial and increasingly difficult political changes, where fate can change on a whim. Subtle saga about ordinary human lives reacting to terrifying conditions boasts extraordinary performances and evocative imagery. Adapted from the novel "Lifetimes" by Yu Hua. Chinese with subtitles.|
|Directed by:||Zhang Yimou|
|Producer(s):||Chiu Fusheng, Samuel Goldwyn Company|
|Cast:||Ge You, Gong Li, Niu Ben, Guo Tao, Jiang Wu|