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Green Green Grass of Home

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Green, Green, Grass of Home

Green, Green, Grass of Home

(Zai Na He Pan Qing Cao Qing)

by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Taiwan

 

Green, Green, Grass of Home

Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien

Screenplay: Hou Hsiao-hsien

Cinematographer: Chen Kuun-hou

Editing: Liao Ching-sung

Music: Zou Hung-yuan

Cast: Kenny bee, Chiang Ling, Chen Mei-feng

Production: Chang Hwa-kun, Yao Pai-hsieh

Distribution:

Carlotta Films
9 passage de la Boule blanche
75012 Paris
France
Tel: 0033 1 42 24 10 86
Fax: 0033 1 42 24 16 78
nora@carlottafilms.com
www.carlottafilms.com

Year: 1982

DCP, Color, 90 min,
OV Mandarin Chinese with French subtitles.

A village school teacher moves house during the year, she is replaced by her brother Ta-nien, coming from Taipei. He meets his new pupils, among whom the ‘3 musketeers’ group made of mischievous Chengkuo, Chin-shui and Wen-chin. Seduced by one of his colleagues, citydweller Ta-nien gradually starts to enjoy his new life in the country
side…
With its title borrowed from Tom Jones’ song, “Green Green Grass of Home” is Hou Hsiao-hsien’s third and last romantic comedy, after “Cute Girl” and “Cheerful Wind” in 1981, with Hong Kong star Kenny Bee. He shoots his feature films almost entirely in the countryside, mixing a ‘classical’ love story and a chronicle about childhood. The young actors performing unaffectedly in partially improvised scenes give the film a touch of freshness. Hou Hsiao-hsien ends his trilogy of romantic comedies with “Green Green Grass of Home”, heralding more reflexive films, stamped here by the nostalgia of a certain rural way of life dear to the director.

 

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