Andy Lau and Yang Xinming don't worry, hold 3 trump cards, this movie will catch fire sooner or later!
The reason why Andy Lau can become a Uranus superstar and have been popular for more than 40 years is not only because of his handsome appearance, superb acting skills, and the spirit of daring to fight, but also because of his rare artistic ethics.
Unlike the current powdered stars, Andy Lau's achievements are all spelled out by him with a knife and a shot.
Being willing to endure hardships and not being pretentious is just one of his many strengths.
Andy Lau is best known for his discerning vision and generosity in helping people.
In 2005, Andy Lau launched the "Asian New Star Director Program", and used the remuneration of his three films, totaling HK$12.5 million, to support the creation of new directors.
Among them, including Ning Hao.
It was with Andy Lau's investment that he became famous with "Crazy Stone".
It is no exaggeration to say that Andy Lau is his Bole-le in times of adversity, fulfilling his film dream.
Andy Lau really loves movies and has helped countless films, the most famous of which is Guo Fan, the director of "The Wandering Earth".
Back then, Guo Fan raised money everywhere to make movies, and the little salary couldn't hire the actor he wanted at all, so he put the male protagonist on Andy Lau's body, and when he saw the actor he liked, he fooled the other party's male protagonist to Andy Lau.
Don't say, this trick is really good, it is said that Wu Mengda was fooled in this way.
This is also why, at the end of the movie, he specifically thanked Andy Lau.
For this kind of episode, Andy Lau also laughed it off, and generously participated in the creation of "The Wandering Earth 2" and became a veritable male protagonist.
Andy Lau has a reputation for being helpful, and more and more new directors boldly ask him for help, such as Feng Zhaoyu.
Feng Zhanyu graduated from Beiying, worked as an actor, did photography and production, but as a director is a complete novice.
In 2016, his first short film "Baby and the Beast" won the first prize of the 4th Zhejiang Micro Film Festival Competition.
It was also from that time that he began to create the film script "The River Does Not Extinguish", and when he was poor and white, he took the script and contacted Andy Lau.
He didn't have much hope for asking Andy Lau for help, but he didn't expect Andy Lau to like his script idea very much and offered to sing the promotional song for the film for free.
With the blessing of superstars, the filming of this film is also smooth, but it was officially released on May 26, and as of now, it has been released for 21 days, and the box office is less than 2.8 million.
Compared with the movies released at the same time, the shortcomings of "The River Doesn't Go Out" are obvious.
It doesn't have the cool visual impact of Hollywood blockbusters, nor does it have traffic stars with strong fan appeal, but I believe that with 3 trump cards, sooner or later it will usher in its own spring.
3 industry bigwigs escort, the quality of the film is guaranteed
The first big man is a famous Chinese photographer - Li Pingbin.
Just hearing this name may seem unfamiliar to you, but look at his masterpiece and you will be surprised and applauded.
Wong Kar-wai's "In the Mood for Love", Jiang Wen's "The Sun Also Rises", and Xu Jinglei's "Letter from a Stranger Woman" are all written by him.
Almost as you can think of, he has won the best cinematography awards at various film festivals.
Photography is the eyes of the director, but also the eyes of the audience, so an excellent photographer must have a unique aesthetic vision and extraordinary execution ability.
To put it bluntly, Li Pingbin is definitely the Taishan Beidou of Chinese cinematography.
In order to invite Li Pingbin out of the mountain, Feng Zhanyu also took painstaking efforts, and he went around many people to get Li Pingbin's phone, and then wrote a personal letter detailing the story.
In the end, Li Pingbin was moved by this sincerity.
The second big man invited by Feng Zhao is a Japanese national treasure musician - Hisaishi Jean.
Hisaishi and Miyazaki Hayao can be called golden partners, "Spirited Away", "My Neighbor Totoro", "Howl's Moving Castle"... The soundtracks in the film are all by Jean Hisaishi.
It is no exaggeration to say that Hisaishi's music is the finishing touch in the movie, and whenever the music sounds, countless viewers burst into tears.
Jean Hisaishi, born in 1950, is 73 years old, and in recent years, Hisaishi has rarely appeared in front of the public, let alone composed music for movies.
In the eyes of ordinary people, inviting this big guy out of the mountain is tantamount to dreaming, but Feng Zhanyu does not believe in evil, so he has to try it himself.
He came to Japan alone, and it was also a long time before he contacted Hisaishi Jean, and after some lobbying, Hisaishi made a statement, read the script first, and then make a decision.
Feng came prepared, he presented the Japanese version of the script with both hands, and Hisaishi was finally moved by the story in the play and composed the theme song and soundtrack.
The third big man "flickered" by Feng Zhaoyu is Andy Lau mentioned above.
You know, although Andy Lau is happy to help new directors, but every year he finds him, there are not hundreds, but dozens, Andy Lau has been deeply engaged in the entertainment industry for more than 40 years, and has seen countless film and television practitioners, naturally has a set of judgment of good and bad eyes.
After reading the script of "The River Doesn't Go Out", he was deeply moved, so he personally filled in the lyrics and sang the theme song - "Slowly".
The support of Li Pingbin, Hisaishi Jean, Andy Lau, three industry bigwigs, made "Endless Flow" highly anticipated at the beginning of filming, and what really made this film praised was this "tailor-made" story for Chinese audiences and the "home" culture contained in it.
"Tailor-made" Chinese stories that best suit the appetite of Chinese audiences
The story is set in a small town in the south, the standard three generations of the same household, seemingly its happy family of four, but in fact each has its own troubles and hidden worries.
The old man Zhang Dashan was a soldier and carried a gun, but in his twilight years, he had nothing to do all day, so he had to tinker with his classic car, and there was no one to speak.
As the pillars of the family, the son and daughter-in-law are so busy every day that they don't even have time to sit down for a meal.
The most poignant is Zhang Dashan's son played by Xu Yansong, in order to let customers sign orders, he pretended to be a grandson again and again to curry favor, and finally drank wine until his stomach hurt, but was released by the customer with a pigeon, and could only swallow his grievances into his stomach.
Grandson Zhang Xiaosong is in adolescence, dissatisfied with his mother's busyness and his father's autocracy, wants to realize his dreams, secretly takes a camera to school to photograph a girl he likes, and is caught by the teacher.
His parents only cared about his academic performance, but no one noticed his thirst for family affection.
A phone call disrupted the peaceful life of a family of four.
Zhang Dashan's comrade-in-arms died, he decided to go to Beijing alone to attend the funeral of his comrades-in-arms, and then due to chance, the one-person walk became a grandfather and grandson, and the two people also went from the beginning of the-for-tat confrontation to the mutual understanding later.
Throughout the film, many small details are laid out that only Chinese audiences can experience.
For example, Zhang Dashan was worried that his son and daughter-in-law would hurt their bodies if they didn't eat breakfast, so he chased them and brought them two buns, but when he saw the back of the two people leaving, he didn't say a word.
The love of parents is always hidden in these details, and even those loneliness and sadness are silent.
Grandpa and grandson stole watermelons in the watermelon field, Zhang Xiaosong originally thought that he would be reprimanded by a serious grandfather, but he didn't expect that the old man would eat melons with him to his satisfaction.
Those stubborn and dull looks are just one of his many appearances, as long as you have enough patience, you will find that the seemingly rigid elder is actually a cute little old man.
The most impressive thing is the clip of grandfather and grandson arguing and reconciling.
Zhang Dachuan forgot his military uniform in the car and failed to wear it to the funeral of his old comrades, he became angry and blamed everything on his grandson Zhang Xiaosong.
The grandfather and grandson quarreled and broke up unhappily.
How did the two of them reconcile?
Zhang Dashan stuffed the bun into Zhang Xiaosong's arms, without a word, just looked at it so pitifully, and let the stubborn grandson soften.
Food has a special meaning in Chinese culture, and we rarely say the "sorry" face to face, but often use food as a medium of apology, to refer to those who are tacitly apologetic.
In this movie, there are many such details, about those promises that may be difficult to achieve, those moments that are not broken, to build a typical Chinese family, which is the most suitable movie for Chinese to watch.
Old drama bone + strong faction, strong combination, contribute a wonderful show
Newcomer directors, the investment brought in is limited, naturally can't invite big-name stars who come to fight for gold, but realistically speaking, every actor in this drama is a stable powerhouse.
There are three national first-class actors in "The River Is Not Extinguished", the first is Yang Xinming, who plays Zhang Dashan.
He has been in the film for 37 years, played Huishi in "The Vertical and Horizontal of the Great Qin Empire", played Hu Changning in "War Changsha", and Ma Linshen in "No War in Beiping"...
Yang Xinming has long been recognized as a golden supporting role in the entertainment industry, but it is a pity that he has always been in a state where the popular person is not popular.
This time, he finally ushered in his own movie actor, playing Zhang Dashan in the film, a stubborn little old man who has carried a gun and fought in the war, but has blurred his identity in the years and has been forgotten.
It can be said that he is the absolute protagonist of this movie, as long as his play is stable, this movie will become.
Not sensational, not deliberate, not pompous, Yang Xinming made Zhang Dashan, and Zhang Dashan also made Yang Xinming.
There are also two national first-class actors, one is Tu Yansong and the other is He Saifei.
Tu Yansong plays the head of a busy family, and at first watching him busy with work and neglecting to care for his family, you may be angry.
But seeing him toast flatteringly at the wine table in order to earn money to support his family, and after being drunk, his heart is still thinking about "signing a contract", you can understand that he is not easy.
Every adult who carries the burden of life has many faces.
The role played by He Saifei is a rare bright color in the film, which adds a lot of laughs to the movie.
The old man saw that she looked similar to his deceased wife, so he generously invited her to dinner, she pretended to refuse, and then ordered a lot of delicious food.
After learning the price, Zhang Dashan regretted not starting out, but he had to continue to beat his swollen face and fat.
In addition, there are Dai Lele, Yang Tongshu, Lin Yongjian, although there are not many scenes, but they are quite outstanding.
It is worth mentioning that the role played by Lin Yongjian originally thought that he would be a funny partner in the film, but he did not expect that he was extremely serious and played a negative role.
A good actor is like that, no matter what kind of role is given to him, he can catch it.
The core of the story full of Chinese flavor, coupled with the cast of all the acting skills, originally thought that "The River Will Not Extinguish" would win a full house, but so far, the box office is less than 2.8 million, and the arrangement of films has fallen all the way, many cities, you can't watch it.
But the eyes of the masses are snowy, and the Douban score of 7.7 is the best proof.
Although "The Stream Is Not Extinguished" failed at the box office, it gained a good reputation, which is not another kind of success?
I always believe that good movies will not be buried, "The River Does Not Go Out" holds 3 trump cards, although the box office is not satisfactory now, but sooner or later, it will be seen by more people, heard by more people, and more people will applaud.