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Program Title: To Live
EASC Code: CT-01
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Zhang Yimou
Producer: Samuel Goldwin Company
Release Date: 1995
Running Time: 132 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "In a Smokey gambling den in 1940's China, a drunken young man runs through his family's fortune, losing their ancestral home and all their possessions. This staggering loss proves to be their salvation…and the first step in a thrilling odyssey of survival that will take them through war and revolution, love and loss, tragedy…and triumph. Through the terrors of China's civil war, the passions of the communist takeover, the betrayals of Chairman Mao's Great Leap Forward and the tragic mistakes of the Cultural Revolution, their lives unfold across four decades of momentous change."
Data Entry Date: 1/27/1999