Yellow Earth Movie Review 1989

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In 1939 a soldier arrives in a small Chinese village to research folk songs. He becomes involved in the lives of a local peasant family, including a 14-year-old girl who wishes to escape from a pre-arranged marriage. Mixture of poetry, dance, music, and drama set against the barren landscape of the title. In Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 89 minutes.
Originally from Chinese.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 1930s, Family Ties, Hard Knock Life
Zhang Ziliang
Xue Bai, Wang Xueqi, Tan Tuo, Liu Qiang
Chen Kaige
Guangxi Film Studio

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