Ju Dou / Джудоу (1990)
DVD-Rip | Chinese, Russian | Subtitle: English (not built in) | 1:29:02 | 720 x 544 | 30fps | XviD, 2055 kbps | mp3, 128 kb/s | 1.44 GB
A dark, sensual, and visually sumptuous drama, Ju Dou centers on the title character, the third wife of a wealthy silk dyer in 1920s China. Forced into marriage by poverty, Ju Dou is repeatedly mistreated and cruelly disciplined by her husband, Jin-shan, for failing to bear him an heir. Her suffering attracts the sympathy of Jin-shan's younger, kinder nephew, Tian-qing, and the two begin a secret affair that could have tragic consequences. Spanning the course of many years, the film's narrative takes several surprising turns, defying expectations and complicating audience sympathies.