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The story of Qiu Ju / a coproduction Sil-Metropole Organisation Ltd. & Beijing Film Academy, The Youth Film Studio, a film by Zhang Yimou ; produced by Ma Fung Kwok ; screenplay by Liu Heng ; directed by Zhang Yimou.

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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Series Information

Sony Pictures classics
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD STO (Text) 31951002979042 Main Floor - DVDs Global Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial DVD FIC STORY (Text) 33946002630585 Movies . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1424806178
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : anamorphic, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Based on the novel "The Wan family's lawsuit" by Chen Yuan Bin.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directors of photography, Chi Xiao Ning, Yu Xiao Qun ; editor, Du Yuan ; costume designer, Tong Hua Miao ; art director, Cao Jiu Ping.
Participant or Performer Note:
Gong Li, Lei Lao Sheng, Liu Pei Qi, Ge Zhi Jun, Ye Jun, Yang Liu Chun.
Summary, etc.:
An ordinary, courageous woman in a small villlage fights against the system in her quest for justice.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG; for some language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
Mandarin dialogue, English subtitles.
Awards Note:
Venice Film Festival, 1992: Golden Lion (Yimou Zhang) ; OCIC Award - Honorable Mention (Li Gong) ; Volpi Cup - Best Actress (Li Gong)
Subject: Humiliation > China > Drama.
Judicial process > China > Drama.
Motion pictures, Chinese.
Genre: Feature films.
Foreign films > China.
Foreign language films.
Comedy films.

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