Not One Less Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

Summary: In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each day and promises her an extra 10 yuan if there's not one less student when he returns. Within days, poverty forces the class troublemaker, Zhang Huike, to leave for the city to work. Minzhi, possessed of a stubborn streak, determines to bring him back. She enlists the 26 remaining pupils in earning money for her trip. She hitches to Jiangjiakou City and begins her search. The boy, meanwhile, is there, lost and begging for food. Minzhi's stubbornness may be Huike and the village school's salvation.
Runtime: 106 min
Production: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Home Release Date: Aug 22, 2000
Director Credit
Yimou Zhang Director
Writer Credit
Xiangsheng Shi Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Huike Zhang Zhang Huike
Minzhi Wei Wei Minzhi
Zhenda Tian Village Chief
Cast Credit
Enman Gao Teacher Gao
Fanfan Li TV Host
Fu Xinmin TV Station Director
Hanzhi Liu Zhang Huike's Mother
Liu Ru Train Station Announcer
Ma Guolin Bus Station Man
Wang Shulan Stationery Store Clerk
Wu Wanlu TV Station Manager
Yichang Zhang Mr Zhang, Instructor
Yuying Feng TV Receptionist
Zhanqing Xu Brick Factory Owner
Zhimei Sun Sun Zhimei
Producer Credit
Weiping Zhang Executive Producer
Yu Zhao Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: