Companies columbia pictures title director release date february 18, 2000. Set in the peoples republic of china during the 1990s, the film centers on a yearold substitute teacher, wei minzhi, in the chinese countryside. The film has no professional actors at all everyone plays themselves. Within days, poverty forces the class troublemaker, zhang huike, to leave for the city to work.
The characters, particularly the young protagonist, are genuine, and surprisingly, the entire production is done without actors. For chinese viewers, this film will play as a human drama. Lovers grief over the yellow river overlooking more deserving work including zhang yimous not one less, which made its u. Also, we consider it unlikely that a feature film based on such a situation and using a. In 2004, an expanded edition titled ultimate versus was released which included 10 minutes of new footage, as well as improved music, effects, credits, and edits. Not easily broken 2009 not one less 2000 notebook, the 2004 notebook 2019 notes on a scandal 2007 nothing for mahala 20 nothing to. Wei minzhi, playing a heroine named after herself, may look like a tenderfoot, but shes got a castiron quixotic will. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each day and promises her an extra 10 yuan if theres not one less student when he returns.
Once you select rent youll have 14 days to start watching the film and 48 hours to finish it. Versus premiered at the tokyo international fantastic film festival on october 29, 2000. Iconic movie quotes normally come from, well, iconic movies, whether it be the godfather or the hunger games, and most of the time, for a quote to truly come to represent a movie, it will be. Weekend domestic box office chart for the weekend of march 24, 2000 the numbers weekend box office chart for march 24, 2000 where data and the movie business meet. Z hang yimous not one less is a world away from, say, the gorgeously rich, elaborately realised period drama of his raise the red lantern. In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a year old girl, wei minzhi, to substitute.
In the united states, the film was released in theaters on 18 february 2000, and. Not one less is not only about the poor in chinas remote rural areas, but could be dedicated to them. Reviewed by shelly kraicer in persimmon magazine, vol. Filmed on location in a rural village in hebei province and in its nearest metropolitan. Though the film does take a few relatively mild shots at rural poverty and the shortcomings of the countrys education system, not one less. When one of the boys takes off in search of work in the big city, she goes looking for him. The mayor can find only a year old girl wei to substitute. When an elementary school teacher leaves her assignment to care for her ill mother, the community leader allows a yearold girl, wei minzhi, to take her place. This latterday neorealist drama is much more ambitious, concerned with exposing the shameful. Dinosaur was the most expensive film of 2000 and a boxoffice success. After putting the lesson on the board, wei usually sits outside, guarding the door to make sure no students leave until they have finished their work.
When a student runs away to the city, she goes there to find him and. Once wei minzhi decides to fulfill her mission of mercy, nothing will stop her. Domestically in north america, gladiator won the academy awards for best picture and best actor russell crowe. Nobodyincluding us, the audience of not one lessexpects much. The winner of 5th golden bauhinia awards, 2000 2000 0319.
Zhang has isolated small pockets of existence, like fireflies caught in a bottle, but done it in an offhanded way. The movie ends on a grace note brought about when the television station does all the right things for what may be all the wrong reasons. February 18, 2000, section e, page 24 buy reprints. Not one less cast and crew cast photos and info fandango.
Not one less earns its emotional payoff the hard way. It may be the greatest film ever made about obstinacy, which it reveals to be not only a virtue, but also a species of grace. However, because the film was shot on 16mm an later blown up to 35mm, the price was about. But it is a a fresh and enjoyable film, and there is one very touching moment when the teacher, interviewed quite sympathetically by a very beautiful tv presenter and rendered silent and inarticulate by the experience, finally makes a tearful plea to the boy to come back, make himself known, be found. The numbers weekend box office chart for march 24, 2000. Not one less chinese 2000 movie vcd new free shipping.
The defining movie quotes for every year in the 2000s. When it was excluded from the 2000 cannes film festivals highest level of competition, zhang withdrew it and. With minzhi wei, huike zhang, zhenda tian, enman gao. Not one less takes place in a mountain village in china during the peoples republic in the 1990s. Not one less is a 1999 drama film by chinese director zhang yimou, adapted from shi xiangshengs 1997 story a sun in the sky. Not one less illustrates the link between courage and compassion. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing not one less near you. The closing scenes of reconciliation and relief in not one less have an aching purity as wei minzhi and her students both recognize her for the teacher she is. Its the same with film directors, which speaks to the success, and the surprise. Zhang yimous not one less enlarges the possibilities of filmmaking even as. Barely older than her students, the shy girl is charged with keeping the class intact for one month or she wont be paid. Not one less is a 1999 drama film by chinese director zhang yimou, adapted from shi.
Not one less is a 1999 drama film by chinese director zhang yimou, adapted from shi xiangshengs 1997 story a sun in the sky chinese. Contemporary chinese cinema 2000, jerome silbergeld. Barely older than her students, the shy girl is charged with keeping the class. In a remote mountain village, the teacher gao must leave for a month to care for his mother.
After wei has finished transcribing a lesson on the board, she closes the door on. Following the experiments of keep cool and not one less, zhang completed the road home, a romantic, lyrical, and much more conventional film which won the silver bear at this years berlin film. Asian movies that have won international film festivals awards. The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. Called in to substitute for a village teacher for one month, wei is told not to lose any students. Minzhi wei was one of my students when i taught in xian china. The drama provides a parabolic enactment of the truth buddhist. A substitute teacher is put to the test, the new york times, 19 february 2000. Not one less is an original, extremely affecting story of a small chinese village and the children that inhabit it. The 5th golden bauhinia awards nominations, 2000 2000 0222. Not one less yi ge dou bu neng shao trailer youtube. Not one less zhang yimou, wei minzhi, zhang huike, tian. The teacher only leaves 10 pieces of chalk for the young girl, and makes a deal with.
Like qiu ju, teacher wei will not take no for an answer, and the force of her will transports this movie beyond naturalism into the realm of poetry. Zhang yimous ten feature films to date, beginning with red sorghum in 1987, have evoked heated attacks and passionate defenses, both within china and in the international film community. As with the new wave of neorealistic iranian films, not one less is slow getting started. Teacher gao loves the students in his poor village and is devoted to.491 118 1489 183 1048 212 556 370 1036 602 1318 1164 517 12 1009 1107 1143 503 76 749 1191 990 1435 458 72 1498 1272 123 757 1076 895 1318 237 1318 349 498 783 952 1109 566 544 883 397 1244 629 84