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Hong gao liang (1987)

In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds... See full summary »

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Wo Nainai (My Grandma)
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Wo Yeye (My Grandpa)
Rujun Ten ...
Wo Luohan Yeye (Uncle Luohan)
Ji Liu ...
Wo Die (My Dad)
Ming Qian ...
Wo Nainai ta Die (My Grandma's Dad)
Chun Hua Ji ...
Sanpao (as Chunhua Ji)
Chunhua Zhai
Zhaoji Jia
Yuxiang Zhang
Guiyun Zhou
Qianbin Yang ...
(as Yang Qianbin)
Guoqing Xu
Erga Yao
Yusheng Li
Kun Dong
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In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds herself inheriting the isolated business. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Referenced in Na shi hua kai (2002) See more »

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Joyful, painful, funny, and horrifying and why isn't it on DVD?
21 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Credit goes to Yimou for stripping this epic 2 novel series down to this spare and gorgeous little hour and a half. For all the recent fantastic forays into Chinese fantasy, this story (which is allegedly true) shown as it is, is as close to a fairy tale as it gets, at least until the very end. Every shot is a painting. For some reason this film is still near-impossible to find on DVD. I truly hope it is not being suppressed for anti-Japanese sentiment expressed in it. That would be a terrible shame. This film was released shortly before Tienanmenn (sp) and it has a boldness and frank humor rarely seen in Chinese film since.


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