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Movie Review: 'Blush'

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A Chinese melodrama set at the start of the Communist revolution, Blush tells the story of two former prostitutes and their post-reeducation liaisons with a former client. It’s fairly affecting when director Li Shaohong bothers to depict what happens to the characters; why she chose to have an omniscient narrator summarize what could have been its most powerful scenes is incomprehensible. C+