Red Sorghum

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Red Sorghum

based on novel or book rural area distillery 1940s japanese occupation of china war crime

Red Sorghum

Release Date: October 10, 1988

Year    :   1988
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, War, Romance
Production Companies    :   Xi'an Film Studio
Director    :   Zhang Yimou
Producers    :   Wu Tianming
Writers    :   Jianyu Chen, Mo Yan, Wei Zhu
RunTime    :   91 mins.

An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed by Jiu'er. When the Japanese invaders subject the area to their rule and cut down the sorghum to make way for a road, the community rises up and resists as the sorghum grows anew.

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