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Wu shan yun yu (1996)

Mai Qiang is a 30-year old bachelor, withdrawn, with little in his life besides his job at an isolated signal station along the Yangtze River and his ink drawings he uses as toilet paper. ... See full summary »

Director:

Ming Zhang

Writers:

Yuanlun Jiang (story idea), Yongahou Liu (story idea) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Xiu Jiang Xiu Jiang ... Liang Er
Bing Li Bing Li ... Ma Bing
Shengguo Wang Shengguo Wang ... Wang Jie
Wenqiang Wang Wenqiang Wang ... Wu Gang
Zongdi Xiu Zongdi Xiu ... Lao Mo
Liu Yang Liu Yang ... Lily
Ping Zhang Ping Zhang ... Chen Qing
Xianmin Zhang Xianmin Zhang ... Mai Qiang
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Storyline

Mai Qiang is a 30-year old bachelor, withdrawn, with little in his life besides his job at an isolated signal station along the Yangtze River and his ink drawings he uses as toilet paper. Chen Qing is a hotel clerk, a widow with a young child and an undemanding relationship with her boss Lao Mo. Lao believes she has been raped, so he reports the crime to Wu Gang, the neighborhood cop. Wu investigates, but Chen is uncooperative. Lao then identifies Mai, who is detained and questioned. After Wu gets to the truth of the incident, Mai tries to break out of his loneliness and connect to Chen. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

China

Release Date:

October 1996 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Clouds and Rain Over Wushan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$180,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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The movie poster on the wall is "Zai Qi Dai Zhi Zhong", which is the exact literal Chinese translation of the English title "In Expectation". See more »

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Very boring subjects because they are common in west
6 April 2004 | by zzmaleSee all my reviews

so the movie can be best described as so-so by western standards, but by the time this movie was made in China, it was a breakthrough, and to a large extend, it is still true, simply because the topics in the movie were so common in west were simply rare in China, or at least, rarely talked about.

The topic of rape, single mom with kids in relationships are strongly condemned in the traditional Confucian teaching, according to which the victim of rape must commit suicide in order to keep her good name, and for the same reason, widows must remain single for rest of her life. This movie did a good job in criticizing such dross in the traditional feudal Confucian teaching, but it is difficult to appreciate for westerners who live in a society without such burdens.


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