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Film Review: Ju Dou


This Week's Film:Ju Dou
Cuisine: Chinese

Irony prevails in Zhang Yimou's classic tragedy, starring Li Wei as Jin Shan Yang, the villainous and miserly old dye mill owner; Li Baotian, as his hapless adopted nephew Tian Qing; and Gong Li as Ju Dou, the voluptuous beauty for whom the film is named. While his nephew Tian Qing is away delivering textiles from the mill to market in a nearby town, twice-widowed Jin Shan buys himself yet another bride, Ju Dou, in hopes of producing an heir to the Yang family fortune.

Here is a link to my Film Review on ThingsAsian.