09 20 Oct '24
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Zhang Yimou, Fengliang Yang

Ju Dou

95' - 1990 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Mandarin
Director: Zhang Yimou, Fengliang Yang Composer: Ru-jin Xia, Jiping Zhao With: Gong Li, Wei Li, Baotian Li
A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. This tale of romantic and familial love in the face of unbreakable tradition is more universal than its setting.

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Zhang Yimou, Fengliang Yang


Ru-jin Xia, Jiping Zhao


Gong Li, Wei Li, Baotian Li


Heng Liu

Director of Photography

Changwei Gu, Lun Yang


Yuan Du


Hu Jian, Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Wenze Zhang

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Countries of production

China, Japan




Zhang Yimou
Raise the Red Latern (1991), The Story of Qiu Ju (1992), Keep Cool (1997), Not One Less (1999), The Road Home (1999), Hero (2002), House of the Flying Daggers (2004), Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009), Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010), The Flowers of War (2011), Coming Home (2014), The Great Wall (2016), Shadow (2018), One Second (2020), a.o.

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