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Reli 4910 To Live Yimou Zhang’s, To Live, is probably my favorite of the three movies that we have watched so far. I think that not only was the story line the best of any of the previous ones, but the acting was amazing. I was very impressed and surprised by the level acting achieved by Xu Fugui and Xu Jiazhen. In the previous movies, although I thought the story and plot lines were elaborate, the acting seemed somewhat elementary, especially compared to this film. I thought that the emotion that was portrayed in this film seemed very legitimate and heartfelt. One of the most emotional parts of the film for me was when Fugui’s old friend, Chunsheng, killed the son. I thought that Jiazhen made her role as a grieving mother, as genuine as possible. I even felt bad for Fugui as she kept telling their son’s grave that she should have
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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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