Now Showing: Not One Less
[ February 2013 ]
Date/Time: Thursday the 17th and Friday the 18th at 12:00 PM
Location: Thursday-- Building 549 Conference Room "B" Friday-Building
549 Conference Room "A"
Released: 2000 Rated: G
Running Time: Approx. 1 hr. 46 min.
ADMISSION IS FREE!!! BRING YOUR LUNCH AND ENJOY!!!
Starring: Minzhi Wei, Huike Zhang and Zhenda Tian
In a village in China mired in poverty, Gao (Gao Enman) is the lone teacher in a
school so threadbare he must ration chalk to make sure he has enough for the day.
The destitution of the village is not limited to the school; some of the children
sleep in the schoolhouse because they have nowhere else to go, and many students
have dropped out to go to work to help feed their families. Gao is forced to leave
town for a month, and no one in the village is able to take over for him except
a 13-year-old girl, Wei Minzhi (Wei Minzhi), who possesses only the most rudimentary
education herself. What she lacks in educational credentials, she makes up for in
determination -- she needs money and since she'll get a 10 yuan bonus if all 28
students are still there when Gao gets back, she is determined that no one will
drop out on her watch. So when one student turns up missing, and word has it he's
been sent to the city by his mother to work, she goes to look for him. In a place
where thousands of children are working in the underground labor force or begging
on the street, one boy hardly stands out from the crowd, and she has little luck.
However, she's able to persuade a sympathetic TV station manager to let her make
an announcement in hopes someone knows where he has gone. Despite its serious and
often grim theme, Yi Ge Dou Bu Neng Shao is often light in tone and draws on the
strength and humor of its characters; the film won the Golden Lion at the 1999 Venice
Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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