The Knot (2006)

  |  Drama, Romance, War


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A Taiwanese medical student defects to Mainland China due to Nationalist persecution, became an army surgeon during Korean War, and later went to Tibet as a doctor, while pining for his ... See full summary »


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10 March 2007 | gabridl
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| Nationalist Soap
"The Knot" opens with a long, virtuoso shot reminiscent of Hitchcock, Antonioni, and De Palma. Don't get your hopes up. The rest of the movie is cheese, with comic characters, awkward dialog, sappy lighting, and an absurd story. Even the score is derivative in the silliest way, at one point—and I'm not making this up—reprising the theme from "Star Trek." Most disturbing, though, is the film's unrelieved nationalism, evidenced in the locations, the final image, and the symbolism of the story, none of which differentiate the film from propaganda.

On the plus side, the director did create a beautiful village with a really old tree and some very clean peasants.

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Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Romance | War

Details

Release Date:

1 December 2006

Language

Mandarin


Country of Origin

China, Taiwan

Filming Locations

Beijing, China

Box Office

Budget:

CNY3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,118,896

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