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The Wooden Man's Bride (1994)

Wu Kui (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 10 February 1995 (USA)
Camels carry a bride to her groom's house; he is a wealthy tofu maker and the bride's father is in debt to him. Leading the caravan is Kui, a strong, courageous, and naive peasant. Bandits ... See full summary »

Director:

Jianxin Huang

Writers:

Zhengguang Yang (screenplay), Jia Pingau (novel) (as Pingau Jia)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Shih Chang Shih Chang ... Wu Kui
Lan Wang ... Young Mistress (Shao Nainai)
Yumei Wang Yumei Wang ... Madame Liu (Liu Taitai)
Mingjun Kao Mingjun Kao ... Tang Jing
Fuli Wang ... Sister-in-law Ma (Ma Sao)
Pao-Ming Ku ... Wu Kui's Brother (Wu Kui Ge)
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Storyline

Camels carry a bride to her groom's house; he is a wealthy tofu maker and the bride's father is in debt to him. Leading the caravan is Kui, a strong, courageous, and naive peasant. Bandits intercept them and carry off the bride. Kui follows: two days later, at the bandits' stronghold, he seeks her return. The gang lord tests Kui then grants his wish. The groom, meanwhile, has died in an accident preparing to give chase. His iron-willed mother orders the wedding to proceed, and she marries the bride to a wooden pole resembling her son. The bride chaffs at this prison, and after a year, brings Kiu to her bed. Kiu is cast out and she is severely punished. Does Kiu have any options? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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1920s | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Loved this film
17 June 2019 | by joychien-67829See all my reviews

I liked the subtlety of the film.

The visuals, music, everything -- I loved it.

In terms of soundtrack: having recently watched a few movies w/ soundtracks by Carter Burwell (Carol, Twilight series, before that Fargo) and remarking how good the music is, I'm surprised to see that this title -- a 1994 film -- had a soundtrack which even now, I find so compelling.

This film is amazing for so much more than the music, but I won't spoil it for you. If you're considering whether or not to watch it -- do.

And fwiw, I don't find this film too slow moving at all. It is certainly slow, and nuanced, but I was never bored watching it.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

10 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wooden Man's Bride See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$59,945
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Xi'an Film Studio See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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