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Springtime in a Small Town

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Springtime in a Small Town (2002)

116 min - Drama, Romance - 4 September 2002
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In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.

Director:  Tian Zhuangzhuang
Writers:  Cheng Ah, Fei Mu, Li Tianji

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In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.


Collections: Tian Zhuangzhuang

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  4 September 2002

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Production Companies:  Beijing Film Studio

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Runtime:  1 h 56 min

In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.

Springtime in a Small Town (Chinese: 小城之春; pinyin: Xiǎochéng zhī chūn) is a 2002 Chinese film directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang. The film is a remake of director Fei Mu’s 1948 film, Spring in a Small Town. Though the two movies are referred to by different English titles, they share the same title in Chinese.

Springtime in a Small Town marks the return of Tian Zhuangzhuang to the director’s chair, following a nearly nine-year absence since his last film, The Blue Kite (1993). It was funded by several production companies from China (Beijing Film Studio, Beijing Rosart Film), France (Orly Films, Paradis Films), and the Netherlands (Fortissimo Films).

Unlike Kite, which deployed a large cast, spanned decades, and carried a political message, Springtime is a small intimate chamber-piece. [Wikipedia]