To Live Poster

Release Date: 1994

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 2003

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
Fugui's (Ge You) gambling leads him to lose everything, including his wife, Jiazhen (Gong Li), and his home. Over the following decades, he struggles to live as a peasant. He tries joining a theater troupe, and then he enlists in the Chinese army in hopes of being a good citizen. Yet, just as things get better -- and Jiazhen and their baby daughter return to him -- the Cultural Revolution begins and tragedy continues to strike his family. Despite numerous hardships, Fugui never gives up hope.

Cast: You Ge, Gong Li, Niu Ben, Tao Guo, Wu Jiang, Ni Dabong, Liu Tianchi, Deng Fei

Director: Yimou Zhang

Genres: Drama

Production Co: ERA International

Keywords: 1960s, Rise, Fall, Emotional, 1950s, Soldier, 1940s, House, Family, Wife, Daughter, 1970s, Sacrifice


Winner Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film