The story of Qiu Ju

The story of Qiu Ju

Qiuju da guan si

DVD - 2006 | Chinese
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In a small Chinese village a farmer (Qing Lai) and his chief quarrel over land. When Qing Lai is injured by the chief, who kicks him in the groin, Qing's wife Qiu Ju begins a quixotic odyssey that takes her from her small village to the provincial capital. She is relentless in her one-woman crusade to wreak a simple justice from the proud Chief ... she wants him to apologize
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen format (1.851)
ISBN: 9781424806171
1424806178
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Qiuju da guan si
Other Standard Identifier: 043396141124

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Britty346
Jun 30, 2015

This movie was quite interesting to see a woman trying to seek justice through the Chinese judicial system. At some points Qiu Ju's effects seemed pointless and that she should have stopped but I was amazed to watch her fierce determination and how she kept going even when everyone saw it as foolish.

avisualfeel Apr 30, 2012

A beautiful film that also depicts life as it's lived in northern rural China. A combination of narrative & documentary style cinema. What I enjoyed was the woman is the one who tries to right what was a wrong, an injustice by a respected elder in her community & how far she was willing to go! A personal story well done by Zhang Yimou.

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RobinByrd
Apr 24, 2012

This is a very interesting and compelling story, because it's a depiction of how someone's idea of justice can be too personal. The main character starts out wanting a certain thing, and pursues it relentlessly, but it kind of gets out of her hands after a certain point, and she ends up surprised and deeply regretful. A great story of interpersonal conflict, forgiveness, and how the legal system can chew people up in its maw (and this goes for anywhere, not just China!!).

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