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by Zhuangzhuang Tian


China in the spring of 1946. Dai Liyan and his wife, Yuwen, return to their bombed out village of Suzhou. There is no passion in their marriage anymore and the situation only worsens when Dai Liyan is diagnosed with tuberculosis. Their lives are turned upside down when Zhang Zhichen, an old friend of theirs and now a renowned doctor, arrives to visit his sick friend and finds that Liyan's sickness is of psychosomatic origin.

international title: Springtime in a small town
original title: Xiao cheng zhi chun
country: France, China, Hong Kong
sales agent: Fortissimo Films
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Zhuangzhuang Tian
film run: 116'
release date: GR 24/01/2003, SE 21/03/2003, UK 13/06/2003, NL 11/12/2003, FR 24/12/2003
screenplay: Ah Cheng
cast: Jun Wu, Baiqing Xin, Jingfan Hu
cinematography by: Mark Lee (Li Pingbin)
film editing: Xu Jianping
art director: Tim Yip (Kam-Tim)
costumes designer: Tim Yip (Kam-Tim)
music: Zhao Li
producer: LI Xiaowan, Ting Yatming
production: Paradis Films, China Film Group, Beijing Film Studios (CN)
distributor: Océan Films, Sandrew Metronome (SE), Artificial Eye (UK), Filmmuseum Distributie (NL),
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