Two teenagers are kissing in front of an elevator.
Two teenagers are kissing under a bridge.
A young boy brings a balloon into school, but the teacher mistakes it for a condom and scolds him.
A young boy sits on a toilet. No genitalia is shown but he is clearly nude from the waist down.
After having taken a bath, a young boy’s towel falls, and his genitalia can very briefly be seen from a distance.
A couple says that they watch porn. It’s never seen, only discussed briefly.
A boy watches as a girl’s skirt gets caught and reveals her panties.
A naked man is lying on his back, but no genitalia can be seen.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


It’s only 173 minutes, but when the faint music and slow subtitles at the end of the film flow slowly, it seems that what kind of life I have spent in these three hours.

This is a film four years ago. It’s very soft. But if I had read it at that time, I would not have understood it. Now, I am surprised and sad to see a lot of myself inside. This feeling is like seeing the picture taken by my nephew Yangyang for the back of his head – “you can’t see it yourself, so I’ll take it for you”.

1、 Block

Jane Nanjun turned at home for a long time and suddenly asked herself, “Hey, what am I going to take back?”

His old classmate got down from the elevator and went up with him. The moment the door closed, “Hey, what am I going to do?”

Perhaps only when life is blocked by sudden events will people stop to think about the meaning of life and measure their original goals and current situation.

Jian Nanjun’s block stems from the bad business. Traditional he is incompatible with the rapidly expanding business culture. A reunion with his first lover makes him experience a difficult struggle. At the beginning, because it was difficult to wrong his pursuit to meet his lover’s expectations, he left her, but many years later, he sadly found that his current living situation was what his first lover wanted. If this is the case after all, if life can have a second time, why separate?

But when he said to her, “I’ve never loved another person”, he had no choice.

Jane’s block comes from talking to the vegetative mother. She found that she as like as two peas told her mother every day. What to do in the morning, what to do in the afternoon and what to do in the evening will be finished in a few minutes. “Why do I have so few. I feel like I’m living in vain. I’m like a fool every day. What am I doing every day?”

So she chose to practice Buddhism in the mountain. But apart from being asked by the monks to take a check and listening to the same sermon every day, when she got home, she found that there was no difference. However, she began to feel that this pile was really not so complicated.

Jane, who didn’t go into the mountain, also understood. He told her, “when you were away, I had a chance to go there for a period of time when I was young. I thought that if I lived again, there might be something different. The result… Was almost the same, no different. I just suddenly felt that if I lived again, it seemed… Really unnecessary, really unnecessary.”

2、 Love

Tingting’s first love was tragic. Like many other lovelorn, the first love letter, the first hand in hand, the first kiss, until the first breakup. She didn’t understand why it was like this and why the world was not as fair as she thought.

But the fat man who betrayed her was the most tragic. Even his beautiful words sound like tragedy——

“It is not beautiful without a cloud and a tree.”

The only one who died was the English teacher who said he was sorry but had an affair with the students. He died under the fat man.

ADI’s marriage continued in the fight between the two women from beginning to end. It’s just that my brother, who lives in constant making money and losses, will cry in front of the video of his newborn child sleepy.

Father and daughter, respectively in Tokyo and Taipei, held the hand of their first love at the same time.

The Japanese businessman told Jane Nanjun’s first girlfriend that you are his music.

3、 Grow old

Jane Nanjun’s younger son Yangyang, who is less than ten years old, has made a whole movie fresh.

He is a thin little boy with few words, but full of the most authentic and fresh vitality of life.

His appearance was also full of frustration – girls always bullied him for no reason, and the teaching director insisted that his balloon was a condom. But he always gives people hope, and he can always fight back if he hits him. His actions are direct, effective and targeted. When he began to feel good about a tall girl who always bullied him, because she loved swimming, he began to practice holding his breath in the bathroom, and finally bravely jumped into the swimming pool we thought had swallowed him.

But is action the way to find meaning in life? Isn’t the middle-aged Jane Nanjun’s confusion from his original action?

For a moment, Yangyang gave us hope – he climbed out of the swimming pool we all thought flooded him and came home wet; But at the end of the film, Yang Yang, who was finally willing to talk to her mother-in-law, said in front of her mother-in-law’s spirit: “I miss you so much. Especially when I see that little cousin who has no name, I will think of you. I often say to me: you are old. I want to tell him that I think… I am old, too.”

Perhaps the difficulties created by life will eventually sadly consume this natural vitality.

4、 Mode

I have lived in Xiamen for five years. I am familiar with the Minnan dialect mixed here and the way people interact. However, I didn’t expect that Minnan dialect can also express feelings in this way.

In addition, in this film, Yang Dechang uses a three-dimensional narrative structure in which many things happen at the same time. In order to achieve such a sense of hierarchy, he still uses Du Duzhi’s recording. We can hear the subtle relationship between direction, time sequence, distance and so on. Although I don’t have good equipment to match with, I can enjoy some.

The whole story is a touch of gloom. Yang Dechang sadly tells us people’s confusion about life, love, tradition and morality. However, in fact, he is also confused behind the camera: no one in the world knows what he wants. And what is happiness, how can we get happiness, is it really happiness?

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