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Yuan Zhang

Mama

Edition 1993
83' - 1991 - Drama - Dialogue: Chinese
Director: Yuan Zhang Composer: Wang Shi With: Qing Yan, Huang Haibo, Yu Shaokang, Pan Shakin
Mama is about a woman librarian's struggle to bring up her son without the help from her absent husband or the state. A childhood accident has left the boy retarded, no school wants to tak:e him, and his mother can neither bring him to work nor leave him at home. She eventually contemplates abandoning him or giving him an overdose of sleeping pills... This resolutely unsentimental fiction is interspersed with documentary sequences exploring related issues; the mix gives the film a trenchant modernity rare in Mainland Chinese cinema. (Tony Rayns)

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Credits

Director

Yuan Zhang

Composer

Wang Shi

With

Qing Yan, Huang Haibo, Yu Shaokang, Pan Shakin

Director of Photography

Yuan Zhang

Editor

Yuan Shuang

Producer

Yuan Zhang

More information

Dialogue

Chinese

Countries of production

China

Year

1991

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