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Beijing Watermelon



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1.21 GB
Japanese 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 15 min
P/S 9 / 10
2.26 GB
Japanese 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 15 min
P/S 5 / 16

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Reviewed by samyanari8 / 10

A Japanese greengrocer's warm relationship with Chinese students

Adapted from a true story. A greengrocer and his wife befriend and aid Chinese college students over a period of years. Neglect of their business results in a financial crisis which is resolved with the aid of the grateful students. Later, the couple are guests of the ex-students who are now in Beijing. Has humor and warmth. To achieve a natural setting, The director often has several people talking at the same time and often on different subjects. When Chinese is spoken, there are vertical titles, accompanying the English subtitles.

Reviewed by thomas-korn10 / 10

Ôbayashi does Robert Altman (quite well)

Altman was known for having "layered" dialogue in most his movies (everyone talking over each other) Ôbayashi had to use this - and the mostly wide shots otherwise, the story would get lost. This is a highly under rated and under appreciated movie. The whole family, not just the father were the main characters. If the movie focused on any one character over any other, the movie would be confusing.

Please watch this movie and understand every aspect of it helps lend focus exactly where it was needed.

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