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Ermo (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  8 June 1995 (USA)
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A woman gets obsessed with buying a television for her family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liya Ai ...
Ermo
Peiqi Liu ...
Blindman
Zhijun Ge ...
Ermo's husband
Haiyan Zhang ...
Blindman's wife
Zhenguo Yan ...
Huzi, Ermo's Son
Xiao Yang ...
Xiazi's Daughter
Shengxia Yang
Zhi Yanyan
Shen Enshen
Baochang Chen
Jun Wu
Hui Du
Li Yong'gui
Songhai Gao
Wenming Yang
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Women's roles and consumerism in a Chinese village. The independent Ermo supports her son and disabled husband, rising early to make noodles she sells as a street vendor. A snooty neighbor has a TV, so Ermo wants a huge one. The neighbor's husband, Blindman, offers her transport to sell baskets she's made. After he gets her a city job making restaurant noodles and more money, their relationship becomes an affair. She's also selling her blood. When she discovers Blindman is subsidizing her pay, she throws the money at him and quits the job; he covers their affair and her reputation by getting beaten up over a woman in the city. When she has enough for the TV, she's exhausted. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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I haven't seen many movies from Hong Kong and/or China, but this light? drama seems to "fit in". The story revolves a strong, stubborn, hardworking simple woman from a village, with an impotent husband (physically or mentally, the first one here). Same as in Qui Ju da guan si (The Story of Qui Ju), Huozhe (Living/Lifetimes), Wian hun nu (Woman Sesame Oil Maker): all have stories and leading actresses completely perfect.

Amazing story, gentle, at life's pace- but still without tiring repetition. Wonderful first half, the second doesn't lack great moments either. Highly recommended.


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