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Tuya's Marriage (2006)

Tuya de hun shi (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 8 June 2007 (Italy)
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Set in Inner Mongolia, a physical setback causes a young woman to choose a suitor who can take care of her, as well as her disabled husband.

Director:

Quan'an Wang

Writers:

Wei Lu, Quan'an Wang
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Cast overview:
Nan Yu ... Tuya
Ba'toer Ba'toer ... Ba'toer - the husband
Sen'ge Sen'ge ... Sen'ge - the neighbor
Bao'lier Bao'lier ... Bao'lier - the old friend
Bao'erku Bao'erku ... Bao'erku - the suitor
Zhaya Zhaya ... Zhaya - the son
Ting Ting Ren Ting Ting Ren ... Bao'rao - the daughter
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Tuya is the persevering wife of Bater, a herdsman who lost his legs exploring water in the Neimenggu (Inner Mongolia) grassland that is fast vanishing as a result of desertification. She takes up the sole responsibility to make a living for the family, but develops a dislocated lumbar from her hard labor and risks paralysis herself. Faced with harsh reality, the couple decide to divorce so that Tuya can seek a better life. Imposing her own conditions of a remarriage - her new husband must take care of Bater, their children and their poor herding land, the strong-minded, stubborn, but also gentle, susceptible Tuya embarks on an arduous search for a new husband, and meets suiters who are rich but disingenuous, likable but shy, and saves a suicidal Bater who still longs for Tuya and their children along the way. Written by Perry Yu {perry@pobox.com}

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Another Open Window Into A Secret Culture
13 July 2008 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

Any film that offers an open window into viewing other culture is always greeted with open arms (at least for me,anyway). 'Tuya's Marriage' is a tale that is set in Inner Mongolia about a thirty something woman named Tuya who is trying to get by,day for day with an older,disabled husband & young children. An opportunity arises for Tuya to make life a little better by getting re-married to a younger man,who (hopefully)would support her meager family. Trouble is,her choices are one disaster after another (including a wealthy suitor who fancied her in middle school). This film, although lushly photographed, seems to be stuck between wanting to be a black comedy, or an exercise in Asian existentialism. Still, the (mostly)non professional cast seems to play their roles well. This film is still worth checking out,none the less.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

8 June 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Il matrimonio di Tuya See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,619, 6 April 2008

Gross USA:

$88,148

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,476,766
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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