The film is set in early 11th century China during the reign of Emperor Renzong of the Song Dynasty. The emperor neglects state affairs and indulges in personal pleasures, while the government sinks into corruption and war continues to rage on at the borders of the Song Dynasty. The Song Dynasty is being invaded by the armies of the rival state of Western Xia. Yang Zongbao is the last man standing in the Yang clan, a family of generals who have dedicated their lives to defending the Song Dynasty from foreign invaders. He apparently dies in battle tragically when the treacherous Imperial Tutor Pang refuses to send reinforcements to aid him. Yang Zongbao's widowed wife Mu Guiying leads the other widows of the Yang clan into battle to continue the legacy of their husbands.
In early 11th century China, the Song Dynasty is being invaded by armies of the rival state Western Xia. Yang, the last of a long line of Song generals, is killed and his widowed wife Mu leads other widows into battle to save their dynasty. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
jonesy b (nl) wrote: this movie is fake. it's not what life is really like in cracktown.
Bruno V (kr) wrote: I gues the fat Chris was a bit funny , and the small one making love story nr 4544454588 . Predictable offcorse .
Kyle F (de) wrote: An edgy coming of age film. Feels like a documentary following a Scottish lad who gets into crime to benefit him and his mum.
Steve C (ag) wrote: A young woman is found in a dead in a ditch. Her face is ashen and her body is half frozen. She is covered with raw grape juice. The police come to investigate. The rest of the film is the story of how she got there, told in a series of vignettes. These stories are punctuated by narrative from the people she met along the way, who recount to others what their experiences with her were like.Her name was Mona. She was in her mid 20s. She was a hitchhiker who slept outdoors in tents and in ruined buildings, living free from the shackles of society. She smoked weed, drank to excess, had sex with random men, picked up odd jobs and most frequently loafed. She was dirty and stank. When offered opportunities to improve her life, she found ways to sabotage them. She was tough and crude... always ready with a "fuck you" for anyone who displeased her. She lied, cheated, stole, manipulated to get by... entirely ungrateful and feeling little for others.The more we watch, the darker her journey becomes. Is she free? Or is she a slave to her own freedom?On view in Vagabond are Varda's gifts for combining non-linear fiction narrative with pseudo documentary. Like Cleo from 5 to 7, Vagabond features a complex female lead faced with her mortality. Like her documentary The Gleaners and I, Vagabond depicts the extreme poverty of those who live off the land. The subtlety of personality, human interaction and humor is typically Varda-esque. In sum, the film is no departure from the greater body of the director's work. What makes Vagabond a stunning achievement is that Varda is not only able to combine all of her talents at once, but she uses them to tell the story of a nihilist anti hero about whom no one cared... least of all herself. Yet WE care about her. We feel for her. Deeply.