Contemporary Chinese Cinema Revisited
1992/ 102Mins./ Color/ print/Feature Film
Director by Li Shao Hong
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Medieval morality and the modern approach to justice are only two of the many
threads that weave through this drama of crime and passion. When a school
teacher in a Chinese village is found dead in an alley one morning, there is no
doubt who did the deed. Two brothers readily confess to having murdered him.
What the investigator needs to determine is the boys' motive. How could they
possibly be incited to murder anyone so brutally. It turns out that the teacher's
fiancee was the best friend of the boys' sister, and somehow the teacher
deflowered the girl. In the village world the boys inhabit, this is a far more
serious crime than the boys' subsequent ritualized execution of the teacher.
This tale of passion in a Chinese village is based on a Latin American novel by
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold.
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