Yellow Earth

黄土地 (Original title)

1984 Drama

About

Yellow earth focuses on the story of a Communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns that the happy songs he was sent to collect do not exist; the songs he finds are about hardship and suffering. He returns to the Army, but promises to come back for the young girl, Cuiqiao, who has been spellboun...

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Directed by

Chen Kaige

Written by

Chen Kaige (Screenplay)
Ziliang Zhang (Screenplay)

Runtime

86 minutes

Country

China

Language

Mandarin

Cast

Keywords

arranged marriage military tradition peasant folk singer folk music chinese communists 1930s drought communist party

Lists

#441 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?