Watch: 巴尔扎克与小裁缝 2002 123movies, Full Movie Online – In 1971 China, in the lingering grip of the cultural revolution, two university students, Luo and Ma, are sent to a mountain mining village as part of their reeducation duty to purge them of their classical western oriented education. Amid the backbreaking work and stifling ignorance of the community, the two boys find that music, and the presence of the beautiful local young women are the only pleasant things in their miserable life. However, none compare to the young seamstress granddaughter of the local tailor. Stealing a departing student’s secret cache of forbidden books of classic western literature such as the works of Honore de Balzac, they set about to woo her and teach her things she had never imagined. In doing so, they start a journey that would profoundly change her perspective on her world and teach the boys about the power of literature and their own ability to change their world in truly revolutionary ways..
Plot: During the Cultural Revolution, two young men are sent to a remote mining village where they fall in love with the local tailor’s beautiful granddaughter and discover a suitcase full of forbidden Western novels.
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|7.2/10 Votes: 4,473|
|77% | RottenTomatoes|
|65/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 51 Popularity: 4.547 | TMDB|
a wonderful tale of love found and lost
This movie is most memorable for its beautiful scenery and while the story itself is told with skill and ambition it still lacks proper pace at times. Less would have been more here.
Also it seems that as the movie nears its end the writers had a hard time thinking of a artistically pleasing ending and by doing so overdid it just a bit. The underwater scene at the end, while having a melancholic touch, did come across as rather forced for an otherwise “natural” film.
The characters are all believable, amicable, intriguing and make you all the more interested in the story, which takes place during the Chinese cultural revolution. Do not expect historic facts since this is no documentary but a tale of love found and lost. A wonderfully poetic one, too.
A highlight of independent film making. 7/10
very good. accurate, and beautifully done
this movie I watched only because I red the book first which is excellent. the movie is fairly loyal to the book. only 1 or 2 things are added, but other than that is is very accurate. the movie was created like it was taken right out of the book. the love story is charming and the characters are never annoying and never get tiresome. the atmosphere created in this movie is brilliant. a delight to watch. you could fall in love with The little seamstress just the way to protagonist and Luo do.the scenery is perfect, and makes you wish to be re-educated, although… not at all. just watch this movie. not a break through but certainly an enjoyable story.
Original Language zh
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min), 1 hr 56 min (116 min) (Cannes) (France)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Sijie Dai
Writer Sijie Dai, Nadine Perront
Actors Xun Zhou, Kun Chen, Ye Liu
Country France, China
Awards 1 win & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B
Laboratory Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France, Scanlab Film et Vidéo
Film Length 3,028 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision Expression 500T 5284)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)