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266 Ratings

Not One Less

Yi ge dou bu neng shao

Directed by Zhang Yimou
China, 1999
Comedy, Drama


Master Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou turns his lens on the travails of modern China’s peasants. When teacher Gao (Gao Enman) leaves town for a month, 13-year old Wei (Wei Minzhi) is pressed into serving as his substitute at the school from which she just graduated.

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Not One Less Directed by Zhang Yimou

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1999 | 4 wins including: Golden Lion

São Paulo International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Best Feature (Audience Award)

European Film Awards

1999 | Nominee: Screen International Award

Kinema Junpo Awards

2001 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film Director

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