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My Last Secret. DVD

CONDITION: USED. VIEWED ONCE. LIKE NEW. In Original Hardcover Shell and display cover.

90 minutes.
Region: 0 All (Worldwide)

CATALOG INFO: Directors :
Li Xiaofeng and Jia Kai
CNEX 2007 004
Release Date: 2009-05-11

Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

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Format: Region 0 ALL (Worldwide)
Color. 90 minutes. NOT RATED
Country of Origin: China
Picture Format: NTSC

This is a USED, LIKE NEW DVD from CNEX & Film Director Li Xiaofeng.

The dvd is packaged in its original blister package and display cover. Plastic on blister package has a wrinkle at the top.


"Screened at the 9th Jeonju International Film Festival 2008 and the CNEX Documentary Film Festival 2007, My Last Secret may just be one of the best documentaries ever to come from Mainland China.

Directors Li Xiaofeng and Jia Kai took seven years to make this personal documentary following a graceful old lady in her nineties and her uneducated caretaker in her sixties, who lived together on an old street in Suzhou.

Through the film, we witness how their relationship changes from a somewhat antagonistic one to one with mutual trust and dependence. The old lady, born in a prestigious family in Shanghai, was an athletic star at school, and later eloped with her lover. Her husband eventually died and left her reminiscing about her youthful days and her late lover.

The childless old lady wrote a will that her savings would be donated to the local university for a scholarship. She regards the will as her last secret, one that everyone else knows but can't quite understand."--YA

"On an ancient Suzhou street with traditional white walls and black tiles, an old lady in her nineties lives with her caretaker who is in her sixties. The old lady comes from a prestigious family and was a national athletic star during her college years. After fleeing to Suzhou from Shanghai together with her lover, her life was filled with hardship. Her husband didn't leave her, but always betrayed her, and in the end passed away before her. After her husband's death, the old lady, who has no children, wrote a will that she will give all her money to the local university for a scholarship.

The old lady treated her will as a secret. However, everybody knew this secret. People couldn't understand why she would give money to students who had never taken care of her? Once while she was sick and had an unclear mind, her caretaker make her write a slip promising to give the caretaker RMB 20,000. In order to get this money, the caretaker began to study and learn one Chinese character her niece, which made the caretaker envious. So, the care-taker and the niece began to bad-mouth each other before the old lady...

Before we know it, six years passed. Half of the old street was dismantled and the other half remains. With all the happening in the world, the old lady lived through the frustration in her life and was revitalized at age 95, just like an ancient tree producing new buds. Under the autumn sunlight and with the caretaker by her side, she caressed the remaining bit of a photo showing her with rosy lips, missed her late husband, and pandered how her secret would one day be disclosed and what legacy she would leave - all things that seem meaningless to those around her." --from DVD jacket


Chinese China Taiwan CNEX documentary Woman Women Relationship s | biography documentary classics classic film turner classic movie s the classes cast Caste System nonfiction 9th Jeonju International Film Festival 2008, CNEX Documentary Film Festival 2007,| Li Xiaofeng | Jia Kai | Educational | ref: DVD_MLS grp24


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