To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch.
What won’t a parent do for his child? Divorcee Chen will go so far as to get his daughter a piano if it means she’ll stay with him. What could be a sad or trite story is instead one of unexpectedly stylish comedy as an unlikely worker-musician must do whatever it takes to win over his little girl.
In my experience, Chinese comedies seldom translate. This is the exception. Wonderfully warm and genuinely funny. Accented throughout with beautiful moments. When you don't want a film to end you know you have seen something very special.
I found the film to be a beautiful display of emotion shown and heard through poverty stricken landscapes, Russian music, and excessive cigarette smoking. Chen Guillin is a musician and factory worker who's quest is to win his daughter by getting her a piano. He ultimately decides that his best option is to build one. In this quest he finds contentment, both expected and unexpected,
First of all, The Piano in the Factory was funnier than anticipated. Its apparent that director Zhang Meng is a light-hearted spirit, playfully bringing music in and out to dress up a deep message in a more palatable way. Pairing that musical touch with perfectly in sync set & cinematography, the film dances around the reality of the society in the film keeping events comedic, but making sure events get due credit.
A wonderful film about the love of a father towards his daughter. Even through the rough times, the fathers love for his daughter came first. That is a true sign of love for family. The movie had a light-hearted feel to it and the acting was great. The music was catchy and memorable. I enjoyed watching this movie.
A delightfully charming story about a father’s love that transcends any language or cultural barrier. Filled with humor, drama, and wonderful music, it is a tale that tugs at the heart while showcasing the hardships faced by the lower working class in China. Still it manages to be relevant to Western audiences as well while not taking itself too seriously.
Music, comedy and a heart-tugging story about a man and his daughter get thrown into the mix along with a crew of motley characters whose actions are aggressively "madcap." Great film with catchy tunes.