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Blind Mountain (2007)

Mang shan (original title)
A young woman is kidnapped and sold to a villager in the mountains.

Director:

Yang Li

Writer:

Yang Li

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lu Huang ... Bai Xuemei
Youan Yang Youan Yang ... Huang Degui
Yuling Zhang Yuling Zhang ... Ding Xiuying
Yunle He Yunle He ... Huang Decheng
Yingao Jia Yingao Jia ... Huang Changyi
Youping Zhang Youping Zhang ... Li Qingshan
Ai Chen Ai Chen ... Chen Chunli
Hui Huang Hui Huang ... Hu Xiaoxiao
Yang Li Yang Li ... Wu Maoxiang
Wenguang Zhu Wenguang Zhu ... Police Officer Zhu
Yang Fan Yang Fan ... Police Officer Sun
Zhishun Yuan Zhishun Yuan ... Bai Yanfeng
Xiaoli Zou Xiaoli Zou ... Village Chief
Yi Quan Yi Quan ... Huang Jianshe
Li Dai Li Dai ... Huang Jiaxing
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Storyline

China, the 1990s. In villages where female babies are drowned, there are few young women to marry the men and bear more sons. Families buy wives - girls lured from the city. Bai finishes college and accepts a job in a remote mountain village harvesting herbs. It's a ruse: she's sold to a peasant family. She's indignant; the parents hold her so the son can rape her. She tries to run away; she's beaten. Other women kidnapped a few years before, now with children, tell her to comply. She continues to try to escape. She writes to her father, smuggling letters to the mailman. She obtains a bit of money. The village is without pity, except for the teacher. Can he help her? Anger mounts. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

12 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Mountain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,676, 16 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,719, 27 April 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Solid piece.
11 May 2008 | by RaageSee all my reviews

I was able to see this movie at the Portland International Film Festival. I'm a huge fan of Asian cinema, particularly Japanese and Korean films. Before this, I had seen very little from the Chinese, and i must say this is a great introduction to China's promising film-making talent. Not one scene of this movie bored me, as i thought it certainly would. The majority of the movie follows the main characters imprisonment in the isolated village, and her numerous attempts to escape until the final, abrupt yet amazing, ending. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who enjoys great cinema, and i personally can't wait until i get my hands on this movie. Ironically, i saw this with my girlfriend on valentine's day. Talk about silly.


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