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Mar 19, 2006

Happy Times

A simple movie about a plus 50 year old batchelor living in a modern Chinese city. He is a laid-off factory worker in search of a bride. He settles for a portly woman with a similarly portly son and a blind step daughter. The story metamorphosizes into that of the man and the woman's step daughter, two lonely lodes in an unforgiving world.

It is funny and poignant story, filled small moments of happiness. Although I did not like the ending much. Directed by Zhang Yimou, this film showcases brilliant acting from Biao Fu, who plays the blind little girl and Benshen Zhao who is the main character.