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To Live is a Hongkongais film of genre Drama directed by Zhang Yimou released in USA on 30 september 1994 with Gong Li

To Live (1994)

活着, huózhe

To Live
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Released in USA 30 september 1994
Length 2h5
Directed by
OriginHong kong
Genres Drama,    War,    Romance
Rating82% 4.1476254.1476254.1476254.1476254.147625

To Live (Chinese: 活著, 活着, Huózhe), also titled Lifetimes in some English versions, is a Chinese epic film directed by Zhang Yimou in 1994, starring Ge You, Gong Li, and produced by the Shanghai Film Studio and ERA International. It is based on the novel of the same name by Yu Hua. Having achieved international success with his previous films (Ju Dou and Raise the Red Lantern), director Zhang Yimou's To Live came with high expectations. It is the first Chinese film that had its foreign distribution rights pre-sold.

The film was banned in mainland China by the Chinese State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television due to its critical portrayal of various policies and campaigns of the Communist government. In addition, Zhang was banned from filmmaking for two years.

To Live was screened at the 1994 New York Film Festival before eventually receiving a limited release in the United States on November 18, 1994.

Synopsis

In the 1940s. Xu Fugui (Ge You) is a rich man's son and compulsive gambler, who loses his family property to a man named Long'er. His behaviour also causes his long-suffering wife Jiazhen (Gong Li) to leave him, along with their daughter, Fengxia and their unborn son, Youqing.

Actors

Gong Li

(Jiazhen)
Niu Ben

(Town Chief)
Guo Tao

(Chunsheng)
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