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The most noticeable feature in Zhang Yimou's 『Not One Less』(1999) was its documentary technique that had been used in his another movie 『The Story of Qiu Ju』(1992), so 『Not One Less』 have been thought not to have new trends, to be another one among Zhang Yimou's stylish movies. This study is based on opinion that new trends in Zhang Yimou's movies-no allegory, no symbolism, no more critical, inclined to be easy, popular, comercial and to have reconciliatory attitude to government- have been begun since 『Not One Less』. For example, Hollywood narrative and emotionalism in 『Not One Less』 were evidences to show us that new trends had been begun in his movies. With this opinion, I first inquired closely into relation between 『Not One Less』 and the states of Chinese Film Industry in 1999 year. Marketization in Chinese Film Industry have almost settled these years. Keeping step with it, Zhang Yimou has begun to make movies with social market economic ways. He has spent privite capital in private film company to make the movie 『Not One Less』. This was first try to him, and it made the movie have more popular elements to graw large audience and get a great profit. This is one point of this study. Another point of this study is derived from inquiry into Zhang Yimou's considerable change in his political state. He had been chosen as a member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in 1998 year. It means that he became one of important leaders in Chinese social and political position, since this he evidently had reconciliatory attitudes to government and the Communist Party. Because of this, He made into a film the problems of elementary education in poor regions, but he only had no try to devise a solution of that. In conclusion, 『Not One Less』 was a beginning point for Zhang Yimou to make films inclined to popular and commercial, and to work for government and the Communist party.