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. Add Synopsis In Spanish
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An exceptional narrative film that captures attention from beginning to end, effectively putting us there, with part of the family. The acting seems so natural that it gives the impression of being something witnessed live thanks to the help of the cinematography and positioning of the cameras.
Emotional, without being cute, honest and historically accurate, the film has a black cover covering it. In moments of sadness, it is taken a little to allow us to see happiness, in fact, life, together this family. It even has bits of humor. Small details, such background paintings that shatter the passage of time, show how much was dedicated to making this film. Characters that seem unimportant become part of the story later. Best film in terms of harmonic elements.