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389 Ratings

Red Sorghum

Hong gao liang

Directed by Zhang Yimou
China, 1987
Drama, War


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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Red Sorghum
Directed by Zhang Yimou

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1988 | 2 wins including: Golden Bear (Competition)

2010 | Retrospective

Toronto International Film Festival


The New York Film Festival


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