Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Life on a String 边走边唱 Biān zǒu biān chàng
Life on a String
simplified Chinese: 边走边唱;
traditional Chinese: 邊走邊唱;
pinyin: Biān zǒu biān chàng;
literally "Walking and singing at the same time"
A 1991 Chinese film by acclaimed film director Chen Kaige.
Life on a String is an intimate and philosophical affair, telling the story of a blind sanxian player and his young disciple. The film was based on the novel by Shi Tiesheng.
A blind man's master told him that after he has broken 1000 strings on his Banjo, he can open the Banjo to get a script for his eyes. After 60 years he broke the 1000th string...
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