#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Against the backdrop of the mammoth Three Gorges Dam engineering project in the declining city of Fengjie, a poor mine worker from Shanxi, Sanming, arrives in the dilapidated town in the hope of finding his unknown daughter and his ex-wife, Missy Ma, who left him nearly 16 years ago. But in the meantime, a nurse from Taiyuan, Shen Hong, also comes to Fengjie in search of her husband who’s been missing for almost two years. Though Shen and Sanming are two perfect strangers, their parallel quests for their beloved missing ones signify the urgency to retrieve what lies hidden in the past, as man is dwarfed by an ever-changing landscape which threatens to bury one’s memories deep under water.
Plot: A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.
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The China You Never See
I’ve seen lots of presentations by businesspeople and academics about Chinese industry, development, social problems, politics, progress, environmental disasters, etc. etc. I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s China on the ground – actually a town about to be submerged by the Three Gorgest Dam project. The title translation of “Three Gorges Good People” is right – these are ordinary folks who endure, persist, help each other out, etc. in a mixed landscape of natural beauty, building, poverty, and destruction that has to be seen to be understood. The story of the dam shapes everybody’s life without actually determining or washing them out. Definitely try to see this if you have any interest at all in China today.
Awarding winning film that failed to move me
Every so often a film comes along that, after having done the festival circuit, is laden with awards and praise, and quickly becomes a ‘must see film’. 90% of the time it is easy to see just why that film won the awards, got all the praise etc, but once in a while such a film arrives that you watch and, after it has finished, you shrug your shoulders and think to yourself “yeh, so what!” Unfortunately I personally found this film one such case. I just could not fathom as to what the film was trying to say about contemporary China, the past or just about anything for that matter. A man arrives, finds his old village under water due to the Three Gorges Dam project, and he begins a fairly hopeless search for his wife and child. Meanwhile, following a strange object in the sky, another female is also searching for her husband, finds him and… well, just and! In amongst this are some very odd touches, like the aforementioned object in the sky, and a strange sculpture that suddenly lifts off like a rocket! Like, wow man! There are some nice touches – like when the bridge is lit up, and some of the photography is stunning, but overall I found that the film lacked any dramatic drive, the secondary character were all inter-changeable, and, for a film lasting just over 1 1/2 hours it felt so LONG! I know it is tantamount to filmatic treason to heavily criticise such a film, but to my mind this film was nothing short of the Emperior’s New Clothes.
Original Language zh
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Director Zhangke Jia
Writer Zhangke Jia, Na Guan, Jiamin Sun
Actors Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han
Country China, Hong Kong
Awards 15 wins & 13 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera Sony HVR-Z1
Film Length 3,114 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process HDV
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema