Not One Less


Based on a true story, and re-enacted by the same people, this is the tale of a 13-year-old substitute teacher (yes, 13) in China. She gets appointed to look after a one-roomed school in rural China so that the teacher can visit his sick mother. Her bonus is dependent on all her students still being there when the teacher returns. One poor family sends their young son to the city to work, so the teacher, mindful of her bonus, decides to go after him, resulting in the adventure of her life.
Chinese with English subtitles.


101 minutes.
All ages .
Drama, On the Art Circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Minzhi Wei, Huike Zang, Zhenda Tian
Director
Yimou Zhang
ScreenplayXiangsheng Shi
MusicBao San
Sound formatsDolby SR
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in1999
Produced byColumbia Pictures Corporation, Bejing New Picture Distribution Company, Film Productions Asia, Guangxi Film Studios





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
9
Cape Argus
Owen Williams
15
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
5
The Cape Times
Marc Devenish
15
The Star
Jay Carr
16
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
Total Film
Tom Dawson
10
Film Review
John Binns
15

What the People say

Internet
144 Netizens
16

Average .. 64%

13

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: A sweet little story from China. For me, it was enlightening to see how similar life in rural China is to life in rural SA, even down to the one-roomed village school. The heroine wins this year's prize for Most Stubborn, Persistent, Strong-Willed Individual.






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