A modest family is destined for tragedy due to the rivalry between two teenage stepsisters. It begins when Tao Lan accidentally kills her stepsister. Seventeen years later, a female guard escorts the solitary Tao Lan, now a stranger to life outside prison, to her first painful family reunion…
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Contains one of the most beautifully understated ending shots I've ever seen - a respectful gesture from one character to another that doesn't draw attention to itself, yet concludes the film perfectly.
This is highly recommended!!! How come this has only 17 views???
One of the most meaningful movies of the 90s, no kidding. Besides the perfect pacing, this movie is a course in realist storytelling. The ending is simply powerful.