7.0/10
112

Penitentiary Angel (1995)

Nü er gu (original title)
This is a story about seven female prisoners each with different backgrounds, living within the one prison. At the beginning of the story, a new inmate Ding Qing Er arrives with tears ... See full summary »

Director:

Jin Xie
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Wei Zhao ... Xue Er
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
La-La Chiu La-La Chiu
Tsui-Wan Lee Tsui-Wan Lee
Tung Yin Liu Tung Yin Liu
Ching Ping Lo Ching Ping Lo
Ling-Yan Ma Ling-Yan Ma
Feng-bin Mou
Edit

Storyline

This is a story about seven female prisoners each with different backgrounds, living within the one prison. At the beginning of the story, a new inmate Ding Qing Er arrives with tears streaming down her face, but told that it's too late to cry. The story continues to slowly reveal the lives of the female prisoners, and each of their struggles to have ended up where they are today. There's the mother who's husband keeps giving false promises of taking her and her child to America; the prostitute who was raped; the lesbian who was given up and betrayed by the Red Army; among others, and there's also Qing Er, who is in jail for theft after stealing costly medicine from the hospital for her dying husband. Through the lead of each other and also the kind hearted guards, they learn to form an unbreakable bond, and a way of dignity. Written by ZZQ

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

6 March 1996 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Behind the Wall of Shame See more »

Filming Locations:

China

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is China super star Vicki Zhao Wei's debut. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed