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After years as a political prisoner in a labor camp during China's Cultural Revolution, Lu returns to his devoted wife Feng, only to discover she has amnesia and is unable to recognize him.


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Jan 06, 2018

Very good movie with a lot of emotions, portrayed harsh reality of tough life, love , family and lost.

Nov 07, 2017

Zhang Yimou's best in years after all those costume/martial art spectacles. Though amnesia (via concussion, or Alzheimer) theme is done to death in the West, there's still something fresh here: using all their wile, an exiled father and estranged daughter team up to evoke the memories of the woman they love. No easy solution or fairy ending here, yet... Gong Li is simply amazing as the rest of the cast.

Aug 11, 2017

It's a sincere movie

Jul 26, 2017

Realistic and beautiful!

Apr 04, 2017

This is a 2014 Chinese historical drama directed by Zhang Yimou, based on the novel:"The Criminal Lu Yanshi (陆犯焉识; 陸犯焉識)" written by novelist Geling Yan.
Lu Yanshi was a professor before being sent to the labor camp during the Cultural Revolution.
He escaped from the labor camp in Xining to meet his long-missed wife Feng Wanyu and daughter Dandan.
However, the police were already waiting outside the house to arrest him.
It is one of the profoundly heart-wrenching and heartbreaking tragedies the Cultural Revolution had caused in China.

Apr 01, 2017

An emotional film by Director Zhang Yimou and actress Gong Li. A husband was arrested for twenty years during the Cultural Revolution, when he came home after his release, he found his beloved wife had amnesia and did not recognize him. As a stranger in his own home, he tried patiently and unconditionally all ways to awaken his wife's memory.
The story showed the eternal love between the couples. Gong Li performed well as the wife.

Mar 27, 2017

This movie is by far my favorite poignant film. I won't tell you which scene it is that tore my heart right out of me. English subtitles are short; doesn't interfere with watching the movie. Also, it's so great to watch something that does not contain horrible foul language, sex and violence. Not a "man's movie", I think. I will watch it again and again!

Feb 25, 2017


I watched the movie quite a few times hoping every time that the ending may change..

Nov 14, 2016

A tear-jerking love story during the horrors of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and its long lasting damage to China's social fabric, based on Yan Geling’s novel "The Criminal Lu Yanshi." From critics:

7.3/10 IMDb, 3.5/4 Roger Ebert, 90% Rotten Tomatoes, 81% Metacritic.

A former political prisoner (Chen Daoming) tries to help his wife (Gong Li) regain her memory and rediscover their love for each other.

d2013 Aug 29, 2016

Beautifully done!

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Nov 14, 2016

Nov 14, 2016

Please tell me, why did he do it? What did you do to him?
-Who's asking the questions here?
--She just wants to know. It's been so long since she heard from him. It's only human.
-Deputy Li, with all due respect... Try not to forget which side you're on.
What about me? Did you think about me?
-Since you were young, I've always put you first. But this time I must think of your father.
Sailing the seas depends on the helmsman
Life and growth depend on the sun
Rain and dewdrops nourish the crops
Making revolution depends on Mao Zedong Thought
Yu doesn't lock her door. Why not?
-Ever since that night you couldn't get in she stopped looking the door. She's always saying, "I must never lock Lu out again."

Nov 14, 2016

The "Dj vu" theory suggests that, through imagination, the human brain can create fictional memories.
When encountering similar moments in real life, the patient can subconsciously activate the fictional memories and make them seem real.
-For example?
For example... Places you have lived, familiar locations, movies you have seen, music you have listened to, letters, books, old photos... They may all be helpful.
I just don't get it. She forgets everything, but remembers all my faults.
If this goes on any longer, to her I'll eventually become nothing more than a letter reader.
-Father. Everything that you've done so far was to be close to her, to take care of her. Does the rest really matter?
He's been gone for so long. When will you release him? Give me a date. It's just me and my child. Day in and day out we wait for him. We want him back for the New Year! Tell me! When will he be released? How much longer do we have to wait? Tell me! Answer me! When will he get out? ...


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