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7.6
/10
42 Ratings

Life on a String

Bian zou bian chang

Directed by Chen Kaige
China, United Kingdom, 1991
Drama, War

Synopsis

A blind master wanders through a mythic landscape of a terrific beauty to play his songs and sing his ballads. His whole life he’s had one hope, one dream of another world: according to a prophecy he shall be able to see, if he has broken 1000 of his banjo strings.

Synopsis

A blind master wanders through a mythic landscape of a terrific beauty to play his songs and sing his ballads. His whole life he’s had one hope, one dream of another world: according to a prophecy he shall be able to see, if he has broken 1000 of his banjo strings.

Life on a StringDirected byChen Kaige

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1991

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