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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Xu Fan
Zhang Jingchu
Li Chen
Chen Daoming
Directors
Feng Xiaogang
Screenwriters
Su Xiaorui
Running Time
135 minutes

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Sweeping Chinese epic


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Plot
During the Tangshan Earthquake of 1976, a mother is forced to choose which of her children is saved from the rubble, since rescue teams fear that rescuing one will kill the other. She chooses her son - but her daughter survives and grows up apart from her family, until they meet again 30 years later...


Verdict
An epic and heartbreaking take on the Sophie's Choice dilemma.


Reviewed by Simon Crook

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