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And the Spring Comes (2007)

Lichun (original title)
In a grimy provincial industrial city, a talented but unattractive schoolteacher dreams of an operatic career.

Director:

Changwei Gu

Writer:

Qiang Li
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Cast

Credited cast:
Xuan Dong ... Teacher Xiao Zhang
Wenli Jiang ... Wang Cailing
Gang Jiao ... Mr. Hu
Guangjie Li ... Huang Sibao
Li Li Li Li ... Huang Sibao's mother
Mingyang Li Mingyang Li ... Wang Cailing's daughter-4 years old (as Ming-Yang Li)
Fan Luo Fan Luo ... Wang Cailing's daughter-2 years old
Ping Ni Ping Ni ... Herself (archive footage)
Quan Sun Quan Sun ... KTV waiter
Yajie Wang
Di Wu Di Wu ... Teacher Zhang's husband
Guohua Wu Guohua Wu ... Zhou Yu
Ya-lan Wu Ya-lan Wu ... Wang Cailing's mother
Zong-ren Wu Zong-ren Wu ... Wang Cailing's father
Zhongjie Xue Zhongjie Xue ... Gao Beibei's mother
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Storyline

In a grimy provincial industrial city, a talented but unattractive schoolteacher dreams of an operatic career.

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Genres:

Drama | Music

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

10 April 2008 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

And the Spring Comes See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$285,555
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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A solid dark comedy
19 March 2019 | by TheBigSickSee all my reviews

The satirical tone throughout the film sets up this solid dark comedy. Almost every character in the film is hypercritical. The script is pretty sharp and the character development is quite successful. Wang Cailing is probably one of the most representative characters in modern China, thanks to the career-best performance from Jiang Wenli. This film gives deep depiction both about humanity and society.


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