Life on a String

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Life on a String ★★ 1990

Set in the distant past, this is a lyrical story of a young boy searching for a cure for his blindness. His possible cure involves a myth which requires him to devote his life to music and the breaking of 1000 strings on a banjo. Adapted from a story by Shi Tiesheng. In Chinese with English subtitles. 110m/C VHS, DVD . CH Xu Qing; D: Chen Kaige; W: Chen Kaige; C: Gu Changwei; M: Xiao-Song Qu.