Young student Bai Xuemei is cheated and sold as a “wife” by human traffickers to a remote village. Raped and beaten, she leads the life of a sex slave and child-bearer with no hope of escape because of the villagers’ apathy and selfishness.
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I can't see this movie without remeber the classic Mizoguchi movie, Suna no onna (Woman in the Dunes, in english). The plot is similar, but the execution quite different. Unfortunately, the japanese one is better.