Stolen Life (Sheng Si Jie)
Stolen Life (Sheng Si Jie) (2005)

A young woman finds herself torn between the promise of autonomous adulthood and the demands of subservience to a lover in Stolen Life, a contemporary feminist parable by acclaimed 6th Generation Chinese Filmmaker Li Shaohong (Blush). For… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: June 19, 2007
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Janice Page
Boston Globe

This one hits home in places, but overall it begs for a lighter touch.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

The filmmaker takes stock with brutal candor of the traumatic turn of events in new market economy China, as the national social support system in place is increasingly dismantled for the sake of foreign greed and profit.

Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

For all its rough immediacy and cool tone, Stolen Life is nothing more or less than an old-fashioned class-antagonism melodrama.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's to director Li's credit that she tells the story as plainly and unobtrusively as possible.

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Don Willmott

Powerful stuff.

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