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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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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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Same class as Red Sorghum (Hong Gao Liang), 1987
19 November 2003 | by zzmaleSee all my reviews

If you like Wu Kui, then you would probably like Red Sorghum (Hong Gao Liang), the two are in the same class.

The plot is told in kervinjp's post. The comment to be added here is to remind that the burden of tradition is heavy, especially on Chinese women who had to suffer under the rigid Confucius morale that destroy humanity. Every culture has its goods and bads, and people often willfully ignore the bad part of their own culture out of nationalism, ethnocentrism, or other reasons. This film, like Red Sorghum, accurately confronts what was bad in its own culture and therefore is worth applauding.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

10 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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