A blind master wanders through a mythic landscape of a terrific beauty to play his songs and sing his ballads. His whole life he's had one hope, one dream of another world: According to a prophecy he shall be able to see, if he has broken 1000 of his banjo strings. His blind disciple, on the contrary, doesn't want to rely on one hope. He longs for a woman's love...
Does sight await the saint when the 1000th string breaks? Can the disciple's strength of character overcome provincial prejudice to win the hand of his love and a place in the village?
|Original Title||Life on a String - Bian zou bian chang|
|German Title||Die Weissagung|
|French Title||La vie sur mille cordes|
|Other Titles||Life on a String|
|Directed by||Kaige Chen|
|Film Editing||Pei Xiaonan|
|Production||Serene Productions; Beijing Film Studio; China Film Co-Production Corporation; Pandora Film|
Golden Tulip Istanbul Filmfestival
Competition Filmfestival Cannes
Véritable poésie cinématographique, film aux nombreux superlatifs visuels avec, en toile de fond, les paysages sauvages et impressionnants de la Mongolie intérieure.
(Variety, New York)
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