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Ju Dou (1990)

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A dark, sensual, and visually sumptuous drama, Ju Dou centers on the title character, the third wife of a wealthy silk dyer in 1920s China. Forced into marriage by poverty, Ju Dou is repeatedly mistreated and cruelly disciplined by her husband, Jin-shan, for failing to bear him an heir. Her suffering attracts the sympathy of Jin-shan's younger, kinder nephew, Tian-qing, and the two begin a secret affair that could have tragic consequences. Spanning the course of many years, the film's narrative

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As sumptuously cinematic as it is woefully fatalistic.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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The film appealed to me for two reasons. First, because of its unabashed, lurid melodrama, in which the days are filled with scheming and the nights with passion and violence. Second, because of its visual beauty.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Powerful, poignant, and visually stunning, Zhang Yimou's Ju Dou was deservedly nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

February 19, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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As well as having an eye for the dramatic - such as yards of cloth tumbling from a height or flames licking up a wall - Yimou also has a way of conveying the emotion of a scene with incredible brevity.

June 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

Conduzido com segurança por Yimou (ainda em início de carreira), o filme atravessa décadas e conta com um visual rico para narrar uma forte e trágica história de amor.

March 28, 2006
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This is a sumptuous, passionate and bleak look at sexuality and power in China.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Delirious melodrama, Chinese style.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Ju Dou is an emotionally fulfilling and viscerally rewarding adult film.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Full of incestuous overtones and punctuated with deaths by fire and water, this gripping melodrama of lust and jealousy is far more Freudian than Marxist; it casts a sultry, James M. Cainish spell.

January 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Movieline
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Audience Reviews for Ju Dou

A tragic love story set against the colorful backdrop of a Chinese dye mill. The fantastic cinematography makes Ju-Dou a treat for the eyes even though the story is heartbreaking and sad. Highly recommended!
January 10, 2011
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Randy Tippy

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My first encounter with Zhang Yimou and it left a lasting impression. A must see for sure.
February 16, 2010
John Ballantine

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The story is both unpleasant and yet interesting. Few of the characters really connected with me. Ju Dou, becomes the object of sympathy right from the start. Her life is horrible, and even the relationship with Tianqing ultimately strikes me as unsatisfying, because frankly Tianqing was a wimp. The character of Tianqinq comes across as childish and immature and afraid of everything. In a way, the most powerful character was the adolescent Tianbai, Ju Dou's son. He only appears in the last part of the movie, but he comes across as completely hateful and totally unemotional. It all leads up to a tragic and confusing ending.

The love scenes and violence are visual limited, because of Chinese limitations,
I guess, But all in all Ju Dou is a stunning film and worth to watch.
April 18, 2009
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Daisy Maduro

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Interesting movie.
December 27, 2007
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