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Release Date: February 22nd, 2013

DVD Release Date: June 11th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
In 1975 China, a youngster (Liu Wenqing) has a costly encounter with a fugitive, who steals the boy's new shirt and convinces him to help him escape.

Cast: Liu Wenqing, Wang Jingchun, Yan Ni, Zhang Kexuan, Zhong Guo Liuxing, Lou Yihao

Director: Wang Xiaoshuai

Genres: Drama

Distributors: First Run

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Because of its choice in subjectivity, and despite the film's historical context, 11 Flowers firmly elevates the experience of the personal over the political. show more

  • 11 Flowers boils down to a coming-of-age tale merged with a why-dunit — not unlike “To Kill a Mockingbird” — but the plot is molasses-slow, as threads are dropped, picked up and dropped again. show more

  • His latest, the earthy yet subtly evocative 11 Flowers, is in the same mode as the one that's best known in the U.S., 2001's "Beijing Bicycle." Both are simple, resonant tales of youths who have something taken from them. show more

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