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Ju Dou (1990)

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Release Date
 USA: Mar 6, 1991
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jun 29, 1999

Running Time
1 hour, 35 minutes

Country Japan, China

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Genre: Drama, Tragedy, Infidelity

Plot: During the 1920s, Yang Tian-qing goes to work at his uncle Yang Jin-Shan's dye factory in a mountainous village in China. He soon realizes that Jin-Shan, an impotent older man, is physically abusing Ju Dou, a young woman he purchased as a bride. As time goes on, the wife and nephew develop lustful feelings toward each other, and have an affair that results in a son. Later, Jin-Shan gets injured in an accident that leaves him confined to a wheelchair, and he must look on powerlessly as the couple carry on a sexual relationship in his presence.

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 Directed by
Yimou Zhang
Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Raise the Red Lantern
 Written by
Heng Liu
The Story of Qiu Ju
Zhijun Cong
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Guizi lai le
Li Gong
Memoirs of a Geisha, 2046, Raise the Red Lantern
Baotian Li
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 Music By
Jiping Zhao
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