The Sun Also Rises (太陽照常升起)

The Sun Also Rises (太陽照常升起)

DVD · CodefreeHong Kong · Drama · Beijing Bu Yi Le Hu Film Company · China ⁄ Hong Kong 2007

Five years in the making, China's most distinguished actor/director Jiang Wen's latest film more than lives up to expectations. Gorgeously shot against breathtaking backdrops among swooping terraced hills of China's Yunnan and the sweeping plains of the Gobi Desert, the film juggles several timelines to offer insight into the mysterious forces that make people cross paths and, without cognisance, shape each other's destinies.
Composed as a quartet of spellbinding stories, the film begins with a pastoral idyll about the magical and moonstruck existence of a young widow and her son. A pair of embroidered shoes sends the mother into a flight of fancy and delirium; but later, a trip to her island hideaway reveals something of her past. The second story, both hilarious and poignant, is set in a college campus at the dawn of the Cultural Revolution. It focuses on the desires and an illicit menage a trois between two Indonesian Chinese returnees and a voluptuous female doctor. A scandal involving a ‘bottom-pinching molester' paradoxically binds and severs their ties. In the next episode, the protagonist of the previous story is sent down to the village where the mad mother and her son live. A riveting tale unfolds, about male egos and female bellies, and how caressing velvet can save or ruin lives. The final story journeys back in time to the windswept Gobi Desert, home of nomadic Uyghurs. The film's main protagonists converge in a single unified time and place. Poised at crucial junctures in life – marriage, death and birth, their predestined connections are finally unravelled.

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Titel: The Sun Also Rises (太陽照常升起)
Orginal Titel: 太陽照常升起 (Dang taiyang zai ci shengqi) (aka 太陽再次升起)
Deutscher Titel: The Sun Also Rises
Genre: Drama
Studio: Beijing Bu Yi Le Hu Film Company
Vertrieb: Joy Sales
Land / Jahr: China ⁄ Hong Kong 2007
Altersfreigabe: Hong Kong Category IIA
Länge: 116:05 Minuten

Cast & Crew

Regisseur:Wen JIANG
Autor:Shixing GUO
Ping SHU
basierend auf dem Buch / der Geschichte von:Mi YE
Produzent:Wen JIANG
Ausführender Produzent:Nga-Bok Albert LEE
Sau-Shing Albert YEUNG
Kamera:Tao YANG
Ping-Bing Mark LEE
Besetzung:Cho-Ming Jaycee CHAN als The son
Chau-Sang Anthony WONG als Liang
Wen JIANG als Tang
Jian CUI
Yun ZHOU als The mother
Chung Joan CHEN als Lin
Wei KONG als Tang's wife

technische Daten der Disc

Medium: DVD
Region: Codefree [Hong KongHong Kong]
Casetype: Keep Case (Amaray) im Pappschuber
Disctyp: DVD 9
Bildformat: 2.35:1 [anamorph]
Videocodec: MPEG-2
Videodetails: Resolution: 480i NTSC
Color Space: Rec.601 8bit
Tonformate: Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1 [O-Ton]
Mandarin DTS 5.1 [O-Ton]
Untertitel: Chinesisch [traditionell], Chinesisch [vereinfacht], Englisch

Special Features

  • Hauptmenü
  • Kapitelauswahl
  • Sprach- & Untertitelauswahl
  • MakingOf [17:32 Min.]
  • Behind the Scenes [29:06 Min.]
  • Fotogalerie