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The Story of Qiu Ju

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Original title
Qiu Ju da guan si (The Story of Qiu Ju)
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
China China
Director
Screenwriter
Liu Heng (Novel: Chen Yuan Bin)
Music
Zhao Jiping
Cinematography
Chi Xiaoning, Hongyi Lu, Xiaoquin Yu
Cast
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Producer
Sil-Metropole Organisation / Youth Film Studio of Beijing Film Academy
Genre
Drama | Small Town Life (Non-North American)
Synopsis / Plot
A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice. As she is frustrated by each level of the hierarchy and travels farther and farther away from the countryside the viewer is also provided with a look at the changing Chinese society through the verite camera used in most scenes.
Awards
1992: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion and Best Actress (Gong Li)
1993: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
1993: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1993: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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