Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry. Addicted to gambling, Fugui loses everything. In the years that follow he is pressed into both the nationalist and communist armies, while Jiazhen is forced into menial work. They raise a family and survive, managing "to live" from the 40's to the 70's in this epic, but personal, story of life through an amazing period.
puppet show, mute, death in childbirth, gambling addiction, communism, accidental death, gambling, epic, china, shame, snow, street vendor, street market, eviction, money, death of girlfriend, death of grandmother, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, battle, explosion
His film grows progressively in meaning and resonance as it develops. Highly recommended.
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