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21 Ratings

Hibiscus Town

Fu Rong Zhen

Directed by Jin Xie
China, 1986


In this melodrama, which won a blue ribbon from the 1988 Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the hardships caused to one person by the Cultural Revolution are closely followed.

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Hibiscus Town Directed by Jin Xie

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  • José Neves's rating of the film Hibiscus Town

    A fresco over a long period of China's recent history, focusing especially at the time of the Cultural Revolution, which implies the usual scenes to fill the ideological obligation. But, mostly, the film is an unusual epic, knowing how to integrate the individual fates in a collective's tragedy, that reminds Sirk's "A Time to Love ..." or even Sternberg's "The Last Command", when madness finds its own reason.

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