A simple story, beautifully directed and acted, about a peasant woman's search for justice. The pregnant Qiu Ju's husband is assaulted and injured by the head of their village. Outraged, Qui Ju slowly climbs the Chinese administrative ladder from official to higher official as she insistently seeks redress. Presents a close observance of daily life and customs with a strong female lead. Adapted from the novel "The Wan Family's Lawsuit" by Chen Yuan Bin. In Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles.
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Available on VHS
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from Chinese.
Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1993: Foreign Film; Venice Film Fest. 1992: Actress (Li), Film.
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