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Le Sorgho rouge

Red Sorghum

(Hong gao liang)

by Zhang Yimou



Le Sorgho rouge

Director: Zhang Yimou

Script: Zhang Yimou

Cinematographer: Gu Changwei

Music: Zhao Jiping

Artistic Director: Yang Gang

Cast: Gong Li, Wen Jiang, Rujun Ten, Zhang Yimou, Liu Jia, Cunhua Ji, Ming Qian

Production: Xi’an Films Studio, Wu Tianming

Year: 1987

35 mm, Colour, 90 min, 
OV Mandarin with French Subtitles

The story takes place in the barren wilderness of North China during the anti-japonaise War of the 1930s. A young bride is carried in her sedan through the wild red sorghum that grows taller than a man all over the area. She has been sold to a 50 year-old leper for a mule. Suddenly a highwayman breaks out of the sorghum and tries to kidnap her. One of the sedan carriers saves her. But three days later, when she is returning through the sorghum to visit her family according to Chinese tradition he seizes her for himself. She does not resist. The leper is mysteriously murdered and the sedan carrier and the young bride take over his winery.

This very beautiful love story was awarded the Gold Bear at Berlin Festival in 1988. This is Zhang Yimou's debut feature and his wife Gong Li's first experience as an actress.

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