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The Goddess (Shen nu) (1982)

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Lingyu Ruan Lingyu Ruan
The 'Goddess'


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3 years, 5 months ago at Nov 6 2:42
(OK) Late silent (1934), with the sobriety of a talkie, great tragic actress Ruan Ling-Yu (commited suicide a year after), never overacts, she acts straight till the pure melodrama of the end

A classic

2 years, 1 month ago at Feb 19 7:57
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was included in the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ list, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, I think it must be the oldest Asian movie I have ever seen and, yet, I thought the approach on the topic of prostitution was actually quite modern. Indeed, this movie was basically a really humanist movie, giving a sympa... read more
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Release date: 5 March 1982
Tags: China (2), Silent (2), Drama (1), Foreign Language (1), B&w (1), 1934 (1), 2006 (1), 73 Min. (1)
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A classic

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was included in the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ list, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, I think it must be the oldest Asian movie I have ever seen and, yet, I thought the approach on the topic of prostitution was actually quite modern. Indeed, this movie was basically a really humanist movie, giving a sympathetic look on this profession and I was actually rather surprised when the school principal would stand up for her. I really didn’t expect it, even if it didn’t work out. However, this dramatic turn of events was actually more accurate, I’m afraid. Indeed, even nowadays, prostitutes are rather despised, even though the vast majority of these women certainly didn’t choose this job because ” read more

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