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| Spring River Flows East -
part I (2001)
Director: Cai Chusheng,
Yang, Tao Jin, Wu Yin, Shu Xiuwen
Set during and after the war, this is
a story that plugs the heartstring with tear-jerking drama while also
serving its moral duty by offering pointed social criticism. The
result is a powerful, sweeping 3 hour magnum opus so popular with the
audience that it gave rise to a "romantic family epic" craze in the
This epic, considered China's
equivalent of "Gone With The Wind", was the most significant of all the
film of the late 1940s. The two part film tells the melodramatic
story of a family during and after the War of Resistance Against Japan.
Sufen, a textile worker, and Chong Zhongliang, an idealist school
teacher, fall in love and marry in the course of their war work.
Later, Chong leaves his family for
Chongching city, where he becomes the lover of fashionable hostess.
Meanwhile, Sufen, along with her son and mother-in-law, waits patiently
for news of Chong, never giving up despite their miserable
circumstances. The story reaches a tragic climax when Sufen
discover that the husband of the woman she has been working for as a
maid is in fact her own husband ....
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