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Red Sorghum

A vivid, richly coloured drama about a young woman who takes on the management of her late husband's distillery in Northern China. All appears to be going well until the advent of the Sino-Japanese War and the abrupt bloody appearance of the foreign invaders. The debut feature from Zhang Yimou ("Curse of the Golden Flower") won the Golden Bear (Best Film) award at the Berlin International Film Festival and stars the luminous Gong Li.

Year: 1989
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Foreign Language Films, Chinese Cinema, Film Festivals 1989, Best of the 1980s, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: China
Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Gong Li, Wen Jiang, Liu Jia, Rujun Ten
Duration: 88 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains violence.
Subtitles: Yes
7.5/10
Location in store: Alice's 500 Greatest Films

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