LIFE ON A STRING
LIFE ON A STRING


SYNOPSIS
Two blind men pursue ephemeral and unlikly hopes. One is an aged master, in physical decline, waiting to break his 1000th banjo string. The other is his apprentice, who's longs for a woman's love.

DIRECTORChen Kaige
YEAR1991
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSIndependent Spirit Award 1993
Best Cinematography
PRODUCERSDonald Ranvaud (producer)
Karl Baumgartner (co-producer)
Rubin Cai (co-producer)
Huang Hung (co-producer)
Masato Hara (associate producer)
Francisco Hoyos (associate producer)
CO PRODUCTION WITHBeijing Film Studio
China Film Co-Production Corporation
Pandora Film
Serene Productions
PRODUCTIONJie Cheng/ Jinzhan Zhang (assistant director)
SUPPORTED BY
WORLD SALESTelepool/Cinepool (M√ľnchen)
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORPandora Film / Kinowelt
LENGTH110 min.
FORMATcolour
35mm
1:1.85
Dolby SR
SHOOTING LOCATIONChina
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEMandarin
CASTZhonyuan Liu
Lei Huang
Qing Xu
Ling Ma
Erga Yao
Jinzhan Zhang
WRITERSKaige Chen
Tiesheng Shi
CASTING
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYChangwei Gu
EDITINGXiaonan Pei
MUSICXiao-Song Qu
SOUNDJing Tao
Roy Gillon
ART DIRECTIONRuigang Shao (art director)
Chunpu Wang (set decorator)
COSTUMESJidong Chen
Jizong Liu
MAKE UP HAIRChaohong Hu
Liqiu Wang
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