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Struggling (1932)

85 min - War, Drama, Romance - 29 November 1932
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A Chinese couple in the 1930s struggle to survive. Things get complicated for them when he enlists to fight the war against Japan.

Director:  Dongshan Shi
Writers:  Dongshan Shi

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A Chinese couple in the 1930s struggle to survive. Things get complicated for them when he enlists to fight the war against Japan.


Collections: Dongshan Shi

Genres: War, Drama, Romance

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  29 November 1932

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Runtime:  1 h 25 min

A Chinese couple in the 1930s struggle to survive. Things get complicated for them when he enlists to fight the war against Japan.

“Hangzhou-born Shi Dongshan (1902-1956) was one of the preeminent directors in China before 1949, producing a series of movies dealing with China at war and peace. In this melodramatic family saga, Swallow (played by sixteen-year-old Chen Yanyan), trapped under the harsh control of her adoptive father, finds love with her neighbor, the young soldier, Xiao Zheng – all under the watchful eye of the teacher, his wife, and other neighbors around the courtyard. Anger, betrayal and war against the Japanese may intervene, but virtuous love is celebrated through Shi’s exquisite direction. The glory of this rarely seen classic is now brought back to screen with this new restoration.” [HKIFF]