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Program Title: the Story of Qui Ju
EASC Code: CS-09
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Zhang Yimou
Producer: Sony Pictures Classics
Release Date: 1993
Running Time: 100 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "Chinese star Gong Li gives a luminous performance as Qiu Ju, a stoic peasant woman who demands an apology when her husband is kicked in the groin by the village Chief. But the Chief is a proud man who refuses to apologize, sending Qiu Ju on a futile trek through the complicated Chinese court system. From her small village to a nearby city and finally to the large and impersonal district court, hers is a universal battle against bureaucracy and indifference."
Data Entry Date: 5/11/1999