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518 Ratings

Not One Less

Yi ge dou bu neng shao

Directed by Zhang Yimou
China, 1999
Comedy, Drama


Set in the People’s Republic of China during the 1990s, the film centers on a 13-year-old substitute teacher, Wei Minzhi, in the Chinese countryside. Called in to substitute for a village teacher for one month, Wei is told not to lose any students…

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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

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