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Program Title: February
EASC Code: CF-05
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Xie Tieli
Producer:
Release Date: 1963
Running Time: 120 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "In the late 1920s, Xiao Jianqiu, dissatisfied with his work in the city, decides to visit his friend Tao Mukan, headmeaster of a school in Lotus Village. In their student days, Xian and Tao were colleagues in the May 4th Movement. Tao offeres Xian a teching post in the school. He befriends Wensao, the widow of another friend who had died fighting in the revolutionary army, and rapidly develops a strong affection for Tao's sister Tao Lan. Wenso has no income to support herself and her children, and Xiao does his best to help her. Qian Zhengxing, another teacher at the school, wants to marry Tao Lan and grows jealous of her friendship with Xiao; he attacks Xiao by spreading rumours about his relationship with Wensao. It is only after the death of Wensao's infant son and her own subsequent suicide that Xiao is recognized to have been blameless. Xiao, however, decides to leave the village."
Data Entry Date: 2/28/2000