Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu

the sent-down girl

DVD - 1999 | Chinese
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Between 1967 and 1976, nearly 8 million Chinese youths were "sent down" for specialized training to the remotest corners of the country. The young and beautiful Xiu Xiu dreamt of becoming a horse trainer in Tibet, far away from her busy city home. Her training begins in the isolated plains of Tibet but slowly Xiu Xiu discovers that she is unlikely to ever see her home again without a wealthy sponsor. Her world becomes a horrifying cage, where "patrons" promise her escape in exchange for her sexual compromise.
Publisher: New York, NY : Unapix Entertainment : Image Entertainment [distributor], c1999.
Branch Call Number: DVD INTL XIU XIU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors (Original Script): 陈冲
嚴歌苓
Alternative Title: Tian yu
Sent down girl

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Annieoywong
Jul 01, 2016

This movie had won 7 Golden-Horse awards in the Film Festival. Including The Best Movie, The Best Director & The Best Music.
During The Great Cultural Revolution in China, Xiu Xiu, was one of the 'Intellectual Youths' who left her family and exiled to Tibet. Her Instructor was a simple Tibetan herder training horses. As time went by, Xiu Xiu discovered that she unlikely, would have any chance to go home, so she traded her sexuality in a
desperate search for the necessary connections to return home.
This is a good movie but the ending was rather sad.

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