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Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | April 1991 (USA)
A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ma Chong
Zhijun Cong
Wu Fa
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Zhaoji Jia
Jia Jin
Baotian Li ...
Wei Li ...
Xingli Niu
Qianbin Yang ...
(as Yang Qianbin)
Zhang Yi ...
Tianbai as child
Ji-an Zheng ...
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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. This tale of romantic and familial love in the face of unbreakable tradition is more universal than its setting. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Drama | Romance

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April 1991 (USA)  »

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Amor E Sedução  »

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$1,986,433 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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classical tragedy
22 September 1998 | by (Ypsilanti, Michigan) – See all my reviews

A sense of impending doom foretells the end of this striking film. Impressive cinematography and symbolic use of colors make the storytelling gripping and arresting. So much of the picture is told through images that subtitles are almost superfluous.


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