Sparkling Red Star闪闪的红星 ~ Chinese Movies&TV


Today, I will introduce a Chinese film which called Sparkling Red Star (闪闪的红星shǎn shǎn de hóng xīng). So let us have a brief introduction.

Sparkling Red Star is a 1974 Chinese film and one of the very few films produced in China during the Cultural Revolution. Co-directed by Li Jun (李俊Lǐ Jùn) and Li Ang (李盎Lǐ àng), the film is a mix between a war film, a children’s film and a musical.


The film tells the story of Pan Dongzi (潘冬子Pān Dōngzǐ), a teenager and son of a Communist army officer. When the father is called off, he leaves Dongzi a red star as a symbol of the cause. While he is away, a bourgeois landlord, Hu Hansan (胡汉三Hú Hànsān), returns to Dongzi’s village where he exacts revenge upon the peasants who had forced him out. In the process, Dongzi’s mother is burned to death in their home.

Hardened by his mother’s death, Dongzi joins a band of guerrilla fighters and eventually kills his former landlord. When his father finally returns, Dongzi joins him as the Red Army’s newest recruit in the fight against the Japanese during Second Sino-Japanese War.

This is a very fabulous film.

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