Intriguing Piece of Chinese History
- Red Sorghum review by Cato
Intriguing and apparently important Chinese film. After a frenetic opening wherein a young woman is being transported to her wedding in a cart by a band of Chinese men, the film settles down to her life in a brewery. Everything goes well in that she marries one of the young men, but trouble looms when the Japanese army raids the Chinese group, who are severely abused and killed. The time is obviously from the last century, most likely during the 2nd world w1ar. As I've noted before, the action is carried out in a very frenetic fashion, but there is a rather sad end, as often seems to happen in these films. And herein lies something I've noticed in Eastern films, and that's the seemingly Sado/Masochistic ways in which they live! There really doesn't appear to be any break in the frantic nastiness. Enjoy, if you like that sort of thing.
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