Yi ge dou bu neng shao

一个都不能少 [videorecording] = Not one less - Yi ge dou bu neng shao

Not one less

DVD - 1999 | Chinese
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Publisher: [Guizhou] : Guizhou dong fang yin xiang chu ban she, [1999]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Zhang, Yimou
Additional Contributors (Original Script): 张艺谋
Alternative Title: Not one less

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YellowKarr
Oct 24, 2018

Respecting your elders is quite an arduous task especially when they call you FARTHEAD.

Haha great movie

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JLIOlib
Apr 10, 2015

This movie is also included in the set: 张艺谋经典电影 - Zhang Yimou jing dian dian ying

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Nursebob
Dec 05, 2014

When a troubled student stops coming to her tiny rural classroom a young substitute teacher discovers he’s gone to the city to try and earn a few yuan for his impoverished mother whose chronic illness has put the family deeply in debt. Despite being only thirteen years old herself, and a rather mediocre educator at best, Wei and her remaining students manage to raise enough cash to buy a bus ticket into town so she can find the wayward boy and bring him back home. But the sprawling metropolis is bigger and more impersonal than she thought and only her dogged determination keeps her from giving up completely—and then a few key people begin to take an interest in her quest. Ostensibly about the plight of China’s one million school dropouts (with a few pointed critiques aimed at rigid bureaucracy and institutionalized poverty), Zhang Yimou’s shameless heart-tugger begins on a sardonic note as an apathetic Wei butts heads with a village chief who seems more concerned about the price of chalk than a quality education. However it soon heads into Frank Capra territory when an entire city comes together to help a teary-eyed Wei find her little lost sheep with hugs and and happy endings all around. But the wistful soundtrack is easy on the ears, scenes of verdant valleys and towering mountains are pretty to look at, and Zhang’s cast of unknown amateurs are just so darn watchable that I got caught up in it even though my better judgement urged me to hit the stop button. Too bad about the awful subtitles.

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ddonster
Dec 25, 2011

Great human interest movie. It proves that you don't have to have loud explosions, swearing and degeneracy in order to make an entertaining movie. Not one less starts slow, but picks up steam as it goes along. The teacher is determined and the kids are charming.

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bosatsu
Nov 25, 2011

Got this movie to see if I could practice my Mandarin... Oh well, back to the drawing board in that regard... But... Found, to my surprise a fascinating, well acted and well directed human relationship movie. All the characters were engaging and sympathetic, the story line was believable, and the actors (95% of whom were children) were comfortable and very natural in front of the camera.
The mark of a beautiful movie to me is if I would I watch it again. And the answer for this movie is a definite yes.

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lorilya
Dec 17, 2009

Sweet tale of determination and persistence in rural China. Really puts into perspective the advantages of the life we have here in Canada, as far as general life (not having to drop out of elementary school to support our family) and scholastics go (their school could barely afford chalk and ended up with a temporary teacher that should have been in grade 8, both age-wise and academically).

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