THE LOVE SONGS OF TIEDAN

TIE DAN ER

By Jie HAO

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Drama - Completed 2012

Travelling show singer Tiedan sets eyes on his estranged wife’s sister who looks exactly like the woman whom he passionately loved when he was six.

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San Sebastian FF 2012
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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jie HAO
    • Writer(s)
    • Jie HAO, Xia GE
    • Producer(s)
    • Keung CHOW, Kui SUN (Heaven Pictures), Na YANG (Heaven Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Shanxi Province, China. Sister May is beautiful young woman who returns to her home village in Shanxi after spending time at West Side, Inner Mongolia. She has a nice singing voice, and is adored by Tiedan, a six-year-old boy from an impoverished family. But when the Cultural Revolution starts, Sister May and her family once again leave for West Side. Twelve years later, Sister May comes back to the village, no longer looking like the woman that Tiedan was once so in love with. However, her first daughter is an 18-year-old beauty, who very much resembles the Sister May of Tiedan’s memory. Tiedan and the first daughter begin dating, but their relationship is cut short when Sister May arranges her eldest child to be married to a young man from West Side. Afraid of Tiedan due to his emotional outbursts, Sister May allows him to marry her second daughter, although the arranged bride is mute and looks nothing like her mother. Unhappy with married life, Tiedan joins a show group as a singer, taking pleasure in entertaining village audiences and living life on the road. He becomes the Deputy Leader of the show group, but complications ensue when Sister May’s third daughter wants to join the company. She also looks like Sister May, and the moment that Tiedan sets eyes on her, buried passion is reignited…
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