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The Lights of Ten Thousand Homes aka Myriad of Lights

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The Lights of Ten Thousand Homes (1948)

114 min - Drama - 1 January 1948
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This tale of familial warfare and sacrifice takes place in hard-pressed Shanghai at the end of the 1940s. Hu Zhiqing can barely support his wife and children, and his situation is worsened by the unexpected arrival of his mother, brother and sister-in-law. When he is fired by his unscrupulous boss, the whole family becomes embroiled in one emotional/economic struggle after another.

Director:  Shen Fu
Writers:  Shen Fu, Yang Han-Sheng

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This tale of familial warfare and sacrifice takes place in hard-pressed Shanghai at the end of the 1940s. Hu Zhiqing can barely support his wife and children, and his situation is worsened by the unexpected arrival of his mother, brother and sister-in-law. When he is fired by his unscrupulous boss, the whole family becomes embroiled in one emotional/economic struggle after another.


Collections: Shen Fu

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1948

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Runtime:  1 h 54 min

This tale of familial warfare and sacrifice takes place in hard-pressed Shanghai at the end of the 1940s.

Hu Zhiqing can barely support his wife and children, and his situation is worsened by the unexpected arrival of his mother, brother and sister-in-law.

Myriad of Lights, also translated as Lights of Ten Thousand Homes, is a 1948 Chinese film directed by Shen Fu and starring Shangguan Yunzhu, Wu Yin and Lan Ma.

The film is selected as one of the 100 best 20th-century Chinese films by Asia Weekly. It also ranks #91 in Hong Kong Film Academy’s poll of the 100 best Chinese-language films.