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Jianxin Huang

Wu Kui (The Wooden Man's Bride)

113' - 1994 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Mandarin
Director: Jianxin Huang Composer: Dalong Zhang With: Shih Chang, Lan Wang, Yumei Wang
The 1920s, the Republic of China has just been established and feudalistic prac­tices and ideas of democracy and equality clashed. When politica! and social unrest of this transitional period unravelled in other parts of China, the remote village presented in the film, seemingly undisturbed by it, becomes a microcosm reflecting the reality. What happens in the film revolves around one important aspect in Chinese culture and that is the order of family. Jianxin uses traditional Chinese marriage customs as a metaphor to represent that aspect. The absurd practice of asking a mistress to care for and sleep with a carved wooden man in place of her husband are the director's ways to intensify such metaphor.

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Credits

Director

Jianxin Huang

Composer

Dalong Zhang

With

Shih Chang, Lan Wang, Yumei Wang

Scenario

Zhengguang Yang

Director of Photography

Xiaoguang Zhang

Editor

Qin Lei

Producer

Ying-Hsiang Wang

More information

Dialogue

Mandarin

Countries of production

China

Screenplay based on

"Wu Kui" (Jia Pingau)

Year

1994

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