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Together (He ni zai yi qi) (2003)

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Critic Consensus: Though melodramatic at times, Together is heartwarming and well-acted.

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Chen Kaige's first Chinese film since the poorly received, Hollywood-produced Killing Me Softly is based on a true story of an adolescent violin prodigy coming of age in Beijing. Raised in a small town, Xiao Chun (Tang Yun) is brought to Beijng by his devoted single father, Lui Cheng (Liu Peiqi), who recognizes his talent and is determined to make him a success. After losing a rigged competition for admission into a prestigious music school, Xaio Chun is taken as a student by a brilliant but distracted teacher, Jiang (Wang Zhiwen), and begins to become distracted himself by his twenty-something party-girl neighbor Lili (Chen Hong). He eventually leaves Jiang for more rigorous study under a more famous teacher, Professor Yu (played by director Chen himself), which leaves him torn between his burgeoning career and the loving father who has sacrificed so much for his benefit. Woven throughout the narrative are trenchant comments about the changing face of modern Beijing.more
Rating: PG (for mild language and thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Kaige Chen, Xue Xiaolu, Xue Xiao Lu
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 18, 2003
Box Office: $1.0M
Runtime:
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Cast

Yun Tang
as Liu Xiaochun
Peiqi Liu
as Liu Cheng
Zhiwen Wang
as Professor Jiang
Kaige Chen
as Professor Yu Shifeng
Qing Zhang
as Lin Yu
Hye-ri Kim
as Prof. Yu's Wife
Kim Hye-ri
as Professor Yu Shifeng...
Bing Liu
as Debao
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Critic Reviews for Together (He ni zai yi qi)

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (29)

It's a touching film in which the actors, including director Chen Kaige in the role of Prof. Yu, deliver heart-touching performances.

Full Review… | June 27, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

If you're in the mood for tears and triumph, with a dash of exoticism, Together may well be the film for you.

Full Review… | June 27, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

[T]here's really everything to recommend in here; beautifully directed, wonderfully acted and it's just a great looking film.

Full Review… | June 16, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

It's undeniably a melodrama, but there's enough real emotion lurking beneath the manipulative tear jerking to make the movie a worthwhile and occasionally genuinely moving experience.

Full Review… | June 14, 2003
ReelViews
Top Critic

Beautiful, touching and shamelessly manipulative weeper.

Full Review… | June 13, 2003
Miami Herald
Top Critic

[Liu's] dreams may not be as vast or grandiose (or bloody) as other Chen characters, but they are immense, and immensely endearing, just the same.

Full Review… | June 13, 2003
Denver Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Together (He ni zai yi qi)

Another masterpiece from one of Asian cinema's best filmmakers. Beautiful, touching, and boasting memorable and real characters.

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Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

I have to admit: I didn't see the first 20 minutes, but it grabbed me immediately.
It's about the love between a father and a son. The father wants to give his boy the chance to become a famous violinist, even if this means they can't be together (there's a beautiful story behind it all).
The boy feels responsible for the people around him and will do just about anything to please them.
What can I say more..
Great characters, great movie, see it!

Saxia
Saskia D.

Super Reviewer

Outstanding Film, All Subtitles, But this didn't take away from the movie, Very Intense, A Must See.

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Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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