Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl (1998) China
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Director:Joan Chen
Studio:Image Entertainment
Producer:Wai-Chung Chan
Writer:Geling Yan
Rating:4.0 (43 votes)
Date Added:2010-04-26
Genre:Art House & International
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.66:1
Languages:Mandarin Chinese
Joan Chen  ...  (Director)
Geling Yan  ...  (Writer)
Xiaolu Li  ...  
Lopsang  ...  
Zheng Qian  ...  
Jie Gao  ...  
Qianqian Li  ...  
Tags: Tibet, China, drama Buddhism

Summary: Directed by Joan Chen from an award-winning novella banned in China because of political and sexual content, "Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl" is a powerful love story. Between 1967 and 1976, nearly 8 million Chinese youths were "sent down" for specialized training to the remotest corners of the country. Before being sent down, the young and beautiful Xiu Xiu dreams of becoming a horse trainer in the wide open plains of Tibet, far away from her busy city home. Her journey begins in a training camp in the isolated plains with a solitary and mysterious man. Slowly, Xiu Xiu discovers that she is unlikely to ever see her home again without a wealthy sponsor. Her world becomes a horrifying cage, where "patrons" promise her escape in exchange for her sexual compromise. This is one girl's story and a compassionate deed that inspired one special man and everyone who hears her tale.