Hong Yan (Dam Street) (2005)
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Critic Reviews for Hong Yan (Dam Street)
The film has a remote, mannered feel that - - unlike Li's previous movie - - never gets to the heart of the drama.
Audience Reviews for Hong Yan (Dam Street)
Dam Street is an excellent Chinese drama about a pregnant teen and the consequences of her decisions ten years later. While the story is simple on paper, the film's precise direction and superb acting elevates it above what would normally result in a sappy drama and into something much deeper, more realistic, and more emotional as a result. Another plus is how it deals with the emotions through a slow progression, instead of dropping the emotional aspects like a sack of bricks on the viewer (I'm looking at you, Nicholas Sparks films). Dam Street is an eerie and beautifully made drama that is restrained in just the right ways. It's a shame this film isn't more well known, because it is a damn fine drama.
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