Guizi lai le (2000)
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- 139 min.
Drama, Comedy, War
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In all the films I've ever seen, nothing has stuck with me quite like this incredibly disarming film. Beautiful to look at, too.
Hands down one of the best military films I've seen. It is funny but also very deep and sad. Most importantly, it's about people, real people and their hearts. Jiang Wen is a brilliant writer, director and actor. His works deserve more recognition and this film should be in all the lists and "movie bibles".
I'd say this deserves a bit more recognition. It's wonderful and hits really hard.
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This movie ranks #40 in Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prix
This movie ranks #70 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
This movie ranks #89 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #103 in Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films
This movie ranks #346 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
This movie ranks #379 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000