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The Story of Qiu Ju

1993 Rated NR 1hr 40m

Gong Li delivers a superbly nuanced performance as the titular heroine in director Yimou Zhang's droll take on the absurdities of bureaucratic impotency. Set in a remote Chinese province, the film follows pregnant peasant Qui Ju on her resolute quest for justice after the village elder kicks her husband in the family jewels. Merely seeking an apology from the stubborn chief, Qui Ju soon gets caught in the cogs of an exasperating legal system.

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Movie Details

1994 Independent Spirit Awards®
  • Best Foreign Film nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.