In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds herself inheriting the isolated business.
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90% superb storytelling, 10 % propaganda so not quite a masterpiece but scenes that stay in your memory like the journey of the bride. The last part of the film, with the arrival of the Japanese in the picture, is a bit less interesting although the mise-en-scene is first-class throughout the whole movie. Highly recommended.