Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not One Less created by one of China's most successful directors, Zhang Yimou

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Zhang Yimou (born November 14, 1951) is an internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker and former cinematographer.

One of Zhang's recurrent themes is a celebration of the resilience, even the stubbornness, of Chinese people in the face of hardships and adversities, a theme which has occurred from To Live (1994) through to Not One Less (1999).

His works are particularly noted for their use of colour, as can be seen in his early trilogy (like Raise the Red Lantern) or in his wuxia films such as Hero and House of Flying Daggers.