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Blind Mountain-Movie Review 05/04/2010

Posted by Films to consider in Based on true story, Chinese language film, Drama, Emotional Drama, Movies.

Blind Mountain (Chinese) 2007

Winner, Grand Prix (Li); Prize of the Ecumenical Jury-Special Mention (Li), Bratislava International Film Festival
Winner, FACE Award (Li), Istanbul International Film Festival

Directed by Li Yang and starring Lu Huang.

Based on true events and set in Northern China in the early 1990s. A young female college graduate is kidnapped and sold as a bride in the back country of China, where she faces harsh treatment from her new husband and his family. With no money and no help from the other townspeople, her situation seems hopeless, but still she refuses to give in and accept her new life.

Not a light story but the fact that such an event was possible not long ago (and still might be) is frightening and infuriating. Worthwhile viewing.

95 min. Unrated. Adult themes.



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