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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Drama: Red Sorghum

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Red Sorghum  China Drama
Title: Red Sorghum
Chinese Title: 红高粱
Broadcast Date: October 27, 2014   -  
Genre: Romance, Melodrama
Language: Mandarin
Director: Zheng Xiao Long
Region: China

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Red Sorghum tells the story of a family that lives in the rural villages during the Sino-Japanese war. During the 1930's, Jiu Er (Zhou Xun) is a young girl who is sold by her money-hungry father to the Dan family. Yu Zhan Ao (Zhu Ya Wen) is a man made of brute force and he kills the unscrupulous Dan father and son for the sake of Jiu Er, thus igniting a moving story about romance, family and country.

Fun Facts
It is based on a novel by Nobel price winner Mo Yan and directed by Zheng Xiao Long who also directed the critically-acclaimed Legend of Zhen Huan. Given the success of Red Sorghum the movie, it comes as no surprise that the TV version in 2014 would fare considerably well such that Red Sorghum broke past 1.0 through most of its run and racked up its fair share of popularity awards.

Main Cast
Zhou Xun Zhou Xun as Jiu Er
Zhu Ya Wen Zhu Ya Wen as Yu Zhan Ao

Supporting Cast
  • Jiu Er (九儿) by Han Hong (韩红)
  • Jiu Er (九儿) by Han Hong (韩红)

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