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Red Sorghum (Hong gao liang)

Red Sorghum (Hong gao liang) (1987)


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Set in the northern province of Shandong during the 1920s and early 30s, a young bride, on her way to a prearranged future with the leprous owner of a wine distillery, avoids rape and then abduction, is seduced, takes over her mysteriously dead husband's business, is captured, then ransomed and ultimately perishes during the Manchurian invasion by the Japanese.


Art House & International, Drama

Chen Jianyu, Zhu Wei, Mo Yan

Jan 23, 1992

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Hey! let's all celebrate the 20th anniversary of Gong Li and Zhang Yimou's brilliant double debut Red Sorghum by getting it realeased here on DVD.

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July 17, 2007

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So lush in a completely surprising way, but the story is boring. The best scene was when the servant guy rapes Gong Li in the sorghum fields.
April 28, 2011

Super Reviewer

Another great Yimou film that is full of great drama and great storytelling. Kind of what we expect from this director.
July 11, 2012
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Set in the 1920 and early 30s, this lush film seems almost timeless. It's about a young woman's life working on a distillery for sorghum liquor in China's eastern provinces. The story seems like a fairy tale until the violence at the end. It is melodramatic, but the cinematography is so luscious and passionate that it is absolutely stunning.
February 19, 2014

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