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Program Title: Third Sister Liu
EASC Code: CT-05
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Su Li
Producer: Changchun Film Studio
Release Date: 1960
Running Time: 117 min.
Color or BW: BW
Program Abstract: "The film is based on an ancient folk tale. Beautiful and clever Third Sister Liu, the legendary Maiden of Song, is charged with false crimes and thrown into the river. Fortunately, she is rescued by an old fisherman who takes her into his family. Third Sister Liu and some young women tear down the sign put up by tyrant landlord Mu Huai-jen forbidding people to pick tea in the mountains. In a battle of wits by songs, Third Sister Liu sends Mu and his flunkeys scurrying. The irate landlord kidnaps Thirs Sister Liu and tries to intimidate her but fails. Ah Niu, son of the old fisherman, rescues her. Landlord Mu and his flunkeys pursue them. The villagers hide Third Sister Liu and Ah Niu and make fools of Mu and his men. Beginning life in a new place, Third Sister Liu and Ah Niu continue to inspire the people to fight feudal forces with their songs. 'Third Sister Liu' was honoured with the prestigious of the Hundred Flowers' 'Best Music Award,' 'Best Photography Award' and also the 'Best Art Award,' showing that it was supported by most of the audience."
Data Entry Date: 2/28/2000