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Breaking the Silence
Breaking the Silence
Actors: Gong Li, Gao Xin, Jing-ming Shi, Yue Guan, Xiuqing Yue
Genres: Kids & Family
NR     1hr 35min

Asia exclusive re-release starring Gong Li (Farewell My Concubine, Raise The Red Lantern) and winner of Hawaii Int'l & Montreal Film Festival, 2001. Breaking the Silence tells a story of single mother Sun Liying, who is ob...  more »


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Actors: Gong Li, Gao Xin, Jing-ming Shi, Yue Guan, Xiuqing Yue
Genres: Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Kids & Family
Studio: Widesight Entertainment
Format: DVD
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Mandarin Chinese

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Movie Reviews

"Breaking The Silence" Is Well Heard
B. Bratton | Los Angeles, CA USA | 12/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Breaking The Silence" is one of Gong Li's finest works. Li plays the Mother of a hearing-impaired son who wants very much to be "normal" and to go to "normal" school with other children in his community. Li tries, only in vain, to have her son accepted in the "normal" school through recitations with the school Principal, but her son is not accepted. To add to Li's struggles, her son's Father is an unresponsible parent who does very little to help Li as she struggles to make a living and care for a son who has a disability. This film is set in modern-day China and will appeal to anyone who loves Asian cinema and has struggles. Li's coping mechanisms are simply superb."
Gong Li stars in her first non-glamorous role.
John Lewis | Dallas, TX USA | 07/14/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Directed by Zhou Sun. Gong Li with less makeup than usual plays a mother enduring hardship for her son. This is a good Mandarin modern drama."