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Red Sorghum

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Red Sorghum

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
91 minutes
performer:
Jiang Wen, Gong Li
director:
Yimou Zhang
distributor:
New Yorker Video
genre:
Drama, Foreign Language, War

We gave it a B

Like an abbreviated Asian 1900, the Berlin Film Festival winner Red Sorghum, documents life at a Chinese winery until its violent takeover by Japanese troops. This letterboxed edition preserves the epic’s wide-screen grandeur, but its unhurried pace might discourage less-than-adventurous viewers. B

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