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The Red Detachment of Women (1961)

Hong se niang zi jun (original title)
| War | 1961 (China)
In 1930s, Wu Qionghua was a housemaid of Nan-ba-tian, a cruel warlord of a village in Hainan Island, China. Often abused by her master, Qionghua was finally rescued by Hong Changqing, ... See full summary »

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Jin Xie

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Xin Liang
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Credited cast:
Qiang Chen Qiang Chen ... Nan ba tian
Niu Tie Niu Tie
Xin-Gang Wang ... Hong Changqing
Mei Xiang Mei Xiang ... Honglian
Xijuan Zhu Xijuan Zhu ... Wu Qionghua
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In 1930s, Wu Qionghua was a housemaid of Nan-ba-tian, a cruel warlord of a village in Hainan Island, China. Often abused by her master, Qionghua was finally rescued by Hong Changqing, leader of the Red Detachment of Women - a troop of women soldiers. She joined the troop and became the Detachment leader after the death of Hong. They captivated and executed the warlord and liberated Qionghua's home village. Written by Auguste

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

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1961 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Das rote Frauenbataillon See more »

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Tianma Film Studio See more »
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Eye Candy Communist Style!
8 September 2018 | by raptandySee all my reviews

Don't let the theme turn you off , this film needs to be re-evaluated and remastered. I reckon the best way to introduce this epic to a Western audience is in a grind style double bill with Triumph Of The Will. Although quite different in style there are plenty of thematic similarities in theme , though I do prefer the eye popping Technicolor of Red Detachment to the grim paganism of Triumph. I would recommend Red Detachment to those who like 60's eurocinema. The starting scenes of the movie reminded me of a Mario Bava film. Definitely the film is ripe for rediscovery.


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