Monday, March 24, 2008


Together (He ni zai yi qi) by Chen Kaige is a Chinese movie about music and growing up.
In short the story deals about a boy who wants to be a famous violin musician (well in fact, his dad wants him to be a famous musician).
This journey will lead to Beijing where his dad wants to find a great teacher for his son. The first teacher teaches the boy Liu Xiaochun (playeb by Yun Tang) how to play the music from his heart, the only problem is that he can teach him how to play but now how to make him famous. Liu Xiaochun had to be transferred to another teacher and this will show us the difference between playing music for yourself or for fame.

These are interesting subjects but maybe the most intereting part of this movie lies in the fact that it is about growing up, how a father have to let his son go a bit and about a first unreachable love.

I think this movie is really great. Don't expect any action but when you like music (it's maybe even better when you play an instrument yourself) and are willing to watch a movie about growing up and in fact a story between father (who is imperfect but doing his best he can) son it is able to touch your heart.
Together with the beautiful music it's a beautiful film!

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