The film charts the fortunes of two women who loved each other as sisters, but whose paths diverge when the Revolution brings an end to their old way of life in the brothel.

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Ji Wang ...
Qiu Yi
Zhiwen Wang ...
Lao Pu
Saifei He ...
Xiao E
Liwei Zhang ...
Liu Qing
Ruoli Wang ...
Mrs.Pu
Xiuling Song ...
Rui Feng
Yanchun Xing ...
Mr.Zhang
Jianying Zhou ...
Mrs.Zhang
Jimei Yin ...
Wu Ma
Zhifen Gu ...
Aunt
Jiyong Zhu ...
Feng Laowu
Jiadong Liang
De Jian
Zhen Xue
Zhihan Chen
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The film charts the fortunes of two women who loved each other as sisters, but whose paths diverge when the Revolution brings an end to their old way of life in the brothel. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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A portrayal of communism
21 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you look at the film as an analysis of communism, you will see how one woman follows the communist's path for rehabilitation, while the other runs from the re-socialization process. As they grow in the cultural revolution, you can see how Socialist China starts to effect each person, with shocking results at the end. In this movie, rich land owners go to poverty stricken men, while self-sufficient women turn into Buddhist monks. With clever use of rain as a symbol for loss, this film deconstruct the opposition between old society and the war, between losing one's old life and gaining a new one, and even between sadness and happiness. The use of the color yellow is for Chu Yi's life, and the use of the color red symbolizes the Chinese revolution. Also in this film, the countryside dwellers speak mandarin, a deliberate usage by director Li Sho Hong, one of the few 5th generation female directors in Chinese Cinema.


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