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The one that made Zhang,
This review is from: Red Sorghum [VHS] (VHS Tape)
As I see it, this film is the epitome of Zhang's film language: simplicity in story-telling, simplicity in dialogue, non-extravegance in characters, use of local music, enhanced by landscape, a blend of realism and high-romanticism, all forwarding a sense of profound human emotions.
I must have been no older than eleven when I first saw this film, and the song the hero sings in the sorghum field still lingers on in my mind.