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Blush (1995)

Hong fen (original title)
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.

Director:

Shaohong Li

Writers:

Shaohong Li, Su Tong (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ji Wang Ji Wang ... Qiu Yi
Zhiwen Wang ... Lao Pu
Saifei He ... Xiao E
Liwei Zhang Liwei Zhang ... Liu Qing
Ruoli Wang Ruoli Wang ... Mrs.Pu
Xiuling Song Xiuling Song ... Rui Feng
Yanchun Xing Yanchun Xing ... Mr.Zhang
Jianying Zhou Jianying Zhou ... Mrs.Zhang
Jimei Yin Jimei Yin ... Wu Ma
Zhifen Gu Zhifen Gu ... Aunt
Jiyong Zhu Jiyong Zhu ... Feng Laowu
Jiadong Liang Jiadong Liang
De Jian De Jian
Zhen Xue Zhen Xue
Zhihan Chen 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 beautiful look at a changing China
26 May 2000 | by chromoSee all my reviews

The fortunes of two women, prostitutes, who flee the Chinese revolution by fleeing their brothel as it's being closed down. Through watching their lifelong progress, as they live in various relationships, we see how China was changing, and how it was not.

The film is beautifully photographed, from a distance, with great care paid to establishing their environment: the streets, and the interiors and exteriors of "home." We get special access to domestic life through the "fugitive" device: because they are in hiding, there is suspense simply in their efforts to live an everyday, inconspicuous life.

I recommend the film for its grace, its beauty, and its insight.


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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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