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Wednesday 16 June 2021

One Second

One Second China Movie
Movie: One Second
Chinese Title: 一秒钟 / Yi Miao Zhong
Release Date: November 27, 2020
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin
Director: Zhang Yimou
Screenwriter: Zhang Yimou, Zou Jingzhi
Production Company: Huanxi Media Group Limited, Maoyan, EDKO Films Limited
Origin: China

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A man escapes from a farm during the Cultural Revolution just to have one glimpse of his daughter. On the way, he runs into a girl looking to make a lampshade out of scrap and a film projectionist who never makes mistakes. The three come to form an indissoluble bond because of a movie.

In the mid-1970s, watching movies was a very special experience for people. Somewhere in the northwest, Zhang Jiusheng (Zhang Yi) who missed a screening escapes from the farm just to catch a film. It was a news tape for purposes of propaganda and he believes that his daughter appears in one second of footage. In order to track down the film, he is willing to travel thousands of miles at the risk of heavy punishment. In his journey, he meets a girl with the surname Liu (Liu Haocun) and film projectionist Fan Dianying (Fan Wei) as different routes take them to the same destination.

Fun Facts

  • It is Liu Haocun's acting debut thus making her the newest Yimou Girl.
  • Zhang Yi shaved his head and lost weight for the role.
  • It was shot in Dunhuang.
  • Filming lasted two months from July 10, 2018 to September 6, 2018.

One Second Zhang Yi Zhang Yi as Zhang Jiusheng
One Second Liu Haocun Liu Haocun as Liu Guinu
One Second Fan Wei Fan Wei as Fan Dianying

Supporting Cast
  • Yu Ailei as Cui Ganshi
  • Li Yan as Yang He
  • Zhang Shaobo as Brother Liu
  • Tang Ziyue as Bad Boy
  • Yu Yang as Truck Driver
  • Liu Yunlong
  • Chang Haijun

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