#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Liang is a four-year-old little rebel, possessed of a pair of luminous eyes and a precociously indomitable will. His father deposits him at a well-appointed residential kindergarten in post-1949 Beijing, since his parents are often away. Life at the kindergarten appears rich and colorful, made up of a variety of cheerfully sunny rituals and games meant to train these children to be good members of society.
Plot: Liang is a four-year-old little rebel, possessed of a pair of luminous eyes and a precociously indomitable will. His father deposits him at a well-appointed residential kindergarten in post-1949 Beijing, since his parents are often away. Life at the kindergarten appears rich and colourful, made up of a variety of cheerfully sunny rituals and games meant to train these children to be good members of society.
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A lyrical film about childhood in Mao’s China
I just watched this film on UK TV. I wasn’t sure what to make of it at first but it did capture my attention – not least because I’m not familiar with the setting in a Mao generation kindergarten boarding school. I’ve no idea if any of the details are factual but it reminded me of a rather Dickensian idea of bringing up children – though kinder and more humane.
This is a “foreign film” and therefore there are no car chases, no murders and no serial killers. It’s about real human beings – infants in this case. If anyone is upset about seeing little kids bottoms it’s because you have had your mind poisoned by Anglo-Saxon attitudes and obsession with pedophiles. Obviously you must never have been around infants – toilet training is a big part of the day! Infants are basically sweet and innocent and these kids are mostly seen in that way. The approach in this film is affectionate and realistic – kids also have their evil little ways! I think the core message is that there is not much difference between the children’s Kindergarten school routines and the adult society in Mao’s China. The attitudes of the children will harden in the controlled society that exists outside when the games become real. The teachers, the educators will be replaced by other kinds of educators and wrong behaviour will be punished by re-education.When you watch the last 5 minutes you will see why I came to that conclusion (could be wrong!). Natural instincts become perverted by too much control. People are so regimented that they even have to poo and pee at he same time in a line in the same place!Something like that.
You have a delightful journey getting to that point. As stated elsewhere the children’s performances are completely believable. Of course, it is fiction and some dramatic license is taken in regard to the freedom of movement the little boy protagonist has.
The consequence of communism on the little children
People must understand something before complaining anything about the movie. Possibly the lifestyle and cultural differences makes audience to have the wrong opinion about it. That too the story sets in China in the 1940s, almost 60 years ago. There are lot be changed by now and all the above it a was based on the semi-autobiographical novel by a man who remembered his life in kindergarten.
The movie tells the tale of a 4 year-old boy Fang Qiangqiang. In the beginning of the story the Fang’s father leaves him in a kindergarten boarding school. Where kids to be taught good behaviours like self dressing, bathing, feeding, playing and helping each others like all the basic knowledge. For a good behaviour student will get a red paper flower each day and also be taken away if they are not behaving. So our protagonist Fang struggles at the initial stage to adopt the new environment. Giving a best shot to get his first red flower which terribly ends. The struggle drags to days and weeks without making any progress. One day, frustrated teacher forces him to undress and dress again in front of the whole class but it only makes Fang turn into a different person. Fang was a unique visioned kid, needed to be specially taken care but for the common rule for all he becomes a degraded.
It had a bit strong nudity than usual in a children’s movie. Yeah, that might upset some people especially the family audience. Even I was shocked to see the raw presentation, some scenes could adjusted with different camera angles. It makes me think like was China like this once? Initially I was hesitated to accept it as a good movie but later something changed my mind. There are many movies like ‘City of Life and Death’ and others which are based on the II world war which tells nothing but a truth one can hard to digest. The life in the firs half of the 20th century was difficult so no exception for this movie as well which happens in post-revolutionary China. Definitely the people who have no idea about communism will learn something from the movie.
There were not much dialogue in the movie. The camera angles were also good, kept under children’s stature. I am a big fan of the children’s movies and I liked ‘Little Red Flowers’ very much despite nudity. The main reason was it was someone’s real story than some fictional one. But the ending was a bit disappointed, it won’t denotes in which way it concludes. I am warning this movie is for a selected audience, you could be end in displeasure because of the presentation, not for the story or the cast.
Original Language zh
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (China)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Yuan Zhang
Writer Shuo Wang, Dai Ning, Yuan Zhang
Actors Bowen Dong, Yuanyuan Ning, Manyuan Chen
Country China, Italy
Awards 8 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio N/A
Film Length 2,536 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A