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Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker
Red Firecracker Green Firecracker
Actors: Jing Ning, Gang Wu, Xiaorui Zhao, Yang Gao, Xu Zhengyun
Director: Ping He
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
R     2000     1hr 51min

This is an initially fascinating but ultimately wearying tale of forbidden love along the Yellow River in turn-of-the-century China. Niu Bao (Wu Gang), a talented but immature artist, is hired by the heir of a fireworks em...  more »


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Actors: Jing Ning, Gang Wu, Xiaorui Zhao, Yang Gao, Xu Zhengyun
Director: Ping He
Creators: Lun Yang, Yuan Hong, Chun-keung Chan, Yung Naiming, Daying Ye, Feng Jicai
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance
Studio: Live / Artisan
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/16/2000
Original Release Date: 06/02/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 06/02/1995
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 51min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

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Movie Reviews

A firecracker with a long fuse
Gabe | Singapore | 01/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"One of the hazards of catching films at International Film Festivals is that what a lot of critics may consider artistic, I find dreary and pedantic. There are many critically acclaimed directors who seem to thrive on boring the audience to death.

But among the arty-farty films, there are a few that sticks in my mind and these I consider good. If years later I can still recall scenes and plots, I think the film has made an impact.

Firecracker is one such film for me. The pace is not blockbuster pacing, but the story is one of duty and obligation in conflict with passion and love; of the responsibility one has to one's family and the people who depend on the family, and one's desire to be free to pursue one's desire.

On the other hand is the story of one man reaching beyond his station, and being all he can or want to be. To reach for the unreachable and being willing to meet death or worse, for his dream.

The climax is explosive, but the fuse burns long.

And the denouement may not satisfy all (if you read the other reviews).

But 10 years or so after watching the movie, I still remember it fondly.

Not a Disney ending.

Now if only it weren't $155..."
Breathtaking love story!
Gabe | 04/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This a beautiful story of unrequited love,passion felt and denied,jealousy,rivalry,and sacrifice.The actress who played"The Master"brings an incredible sensitivity to her role.I felt for Niu Bao as he falls in love with the unattainable. My utter contempt for Mann grew with each passing moment! Well worth seeing again and again!"
One of my all time favourites!
Gabe | 09/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've seen this one a couple of times now and really find it spell binding. I'm especially fond of the cinematography and the story -- while it's boy meets girl, etc, this is a new twist. Plus you get a glimpse at another culture in another time and maybe just question what is "true." I look forward to watching this one yet again to look for other things I missed"
Beautiful and moving
Gabe | 09/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The cinematography in this film was artfully done. I loved the texture and vivid richness of it. There is an especially beautiful scene by the Yellow River. This film is filled with all of the human elements - frustration, jealousy, humour, love, art and tragedy. If these things appeal to you, see this movie and you won't be disappointed!"