Even those in China can be forgiven for having missed "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", an independent film promptly banned on release in 2000 under allegations it romanticized teen suicide.Quietly resurrected for legal distribution in 2002, the film is a real accomplishment for its young director and remarkable cast. If the camera lingers heavily on Xia Yu and Zhou Xun, the real star of the film in our opinion is Pu Shu, whose songs grace the soundtrack and help root the film's artistic yearnings in simple nostalgia for friends and times long gone. "Those Flowers" is slower than most of his other songs, but also one of his best.
If you liked this version, be sure to check out Fan Fan's popular and grammatically-challenged cover. Also worth listening to are a few recordings of Wang Fei covering it live in concert as well.