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Cave of the Spider Women

Pan si dong

Directed by Dan Duyu
China, 1927
Fantasy, Adventure, Silent


A rare example of the magic-spirit film, a popular genre in ’20s Shanghai, and its story comes from classic Chinese literature. The film set Chinese box-office records in 1927 but was considered lost until a recent discovery in Norway.
(Also known as Cave of the Silken Web.)

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Cave of the Spider Women Directed by Dan Duyu

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