Life on a String (1990)
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Okay but not the best in Chinese film history. Acceptable but not great.
Old blind musician wanders around the Chinese backwaters with young blind disciple in tow. There is a plot.. old musician believes than when he breaks his 1000th string on his instrument (hence the title) he will see again and there's some quite pretty music and some philosophical fortune-cookie musings but really not enough to keep you glued to the screen for 110 minutes. Quite a good film to take up origami to keep you semi-preoccupied during the slow unfolding. .
A gentleman recommended this because I liked Farewell My Concubine. All I can say is that it sure ain't on par with that movie. It's so obvious from the beginning to end exactly what the message of the film is.
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