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Yellow Earth (1984)

Huang tu di (original title)
| Drama, Music | 1988 (USA)
'Yellow Earth' focuses on the story of a communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns... See full summary »

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'Yellow Earth' focuses on the story of a communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns that the happy songs he was sent to collect do not exist; the songs he finds are about hardship and suffering. He returns to the army, but promises to come back for the young girl, Cuiqiao, who has been spell-bound by his talk of the freedom women have under communist rule and who wants to join the Communist Army. Written by Ronald Aiken <aikenrd@netcom.com>

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Harsh reality of life that cannot be redeem by anything
24 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

including the communist ideology.

Great directorial work in describing the harsh conditions that not only resulted from unforgiving nature and political turmoil, but also from the burden of traditional Chinese culture, which is partly to blame for the political turmoils of post-revolution era. The film is one of the pioneers in the re examination of Chinese tradition and although it has not gone into detailed criticism like later films such as Bian Lian (Change Face) of later era, it was a good beginning.


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