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Unformatted text preview: stopped him from allowing Youqing from going to work. The audience knows that Fugui simply was trying to be a good citizen and father, but his dedication to his country cost him his son. Although he was learning to be a father, you could tell that Fugui loved his son and was just trying to look out for him. I felt like the mother should have given him a break and not alienated him. Overall I thought that this was a very solid movie, because although it was very depressing and dark at some parts, Yimou Zhang was able to infuse some humor. He kept the mood light enough to keep the audience interested, while making the movie very sobering. I personally liked when Youqing gave his father the tea with the chili in it. Moments like that is what kept me interested enough to really pay attention to the emotional parts....
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- Spring '09
- Psychology, Zhang Yimou, Xu Fugui, Yimou Zhang