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Rhapsody of Spring
Rhapsody of Spring
Actors: Shao Bing, Qu Ying, Yuan Quan
Director: Teng Wenji
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
UR     2004     2hr 0min

Beautiful music, beautiful 'scope imagery, and beautiful Set against a background of a changing nation, this story traces the career of one of China's most revered composers: called Zhao Liming in the film, though he is a ...  more »

     
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Actors: Shao Bing, Qu Ying, Yuan Quan
Director: Teng Wenji
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Knight
Format: DVD - Widescreen,Letterboxed - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/18/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Chinese
Subtitles: English
 

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Very good movie, based upon the life of a famous Chinese com
Koreen | United States | 11/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed seeing"Rhapsody of Spring," based upon the life of Shi Guangnan, a famous, modern Chinese composer. In the movie, the character Zhao Liming is Shi. Some of Shi's musical compositions are featured in the movie.

The film at the beginning centers around the childhood of Zhao, a young girl who eventually becomes his wife and a close male friend, who also courted the young woman, who becomes Shi's wife. Zhao, initially, tries to help his best friend in his efforts to attract the young lady. However, she and Zhao are truly attracted to each other. Zhao as a young man is sent to the countryside during the Cultural Revolution. However, he returns from the countryside having learned more about certain folk songs from that region, which assist his development as a musician.

My main quibble with the film is that the subtitles are occasionally hard to entirely read. Otherwise this is a very good and inspirational film.
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