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63 Ratings

Seventeen Years

Guonian huijia

Directed by Zhang Yuan
China, Italy, 1999


A modest family is destined for tragedy due to the rivalry between two teenage stepsisters. It begins when Tao Lan accidentally kills her stepsister. Seventeen years later, a female guard escorts the solitary Tao Lan, now a stranger to life outside prison, to her first painful family reunion…

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Seventeen Years Directed by Zhang Yuan

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1999 | 4 wins including: Best Director's Award

1999 | 2 special mentions including: Pasinetti Award

Gijón International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Best Director

Fajr Film Festival

2001 | Winner: International Competition - Best Screenplay

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