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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

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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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blush See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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A portrayal of communism
21 March 2005 | by rikkihonSee 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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