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Dam Street
     

Dam Street

Director: Li Yu

Cast: Liu Yiran, Huang Xingrao, Li Kechun

 
A teenage pregnancy leads to a lifetime of doubt and condemnation for a young Chinese woman struggling to find her place in a male-dominated society in the sophomore feature from Fish and Elephant director Li Yu. Yun (Liu Yiran) is stigmatized for life after a brief love affair results in pregnancy at the tender age of 16, and her shameful secret is forever

Overview

A teenage pregnancy leads to a lifetime of doubt and condemnation for a young Chinese woman struggling to find her place in a male-dominated society in the sophomore feature from Fish and Elephant director Li Yu. Yun (Liu Yiran) is stigmatized for life after a brief love affair results in pregnancy at the tender age of 16, and her shameful secret is forever hushed when her mother induces labor in a desperate attempt to cover the pregnancy up. In the decade that follows, the shamed Yun still carries the burden of her past sins, and as the whispers of suspicious neighbors persist, the Sichuan Opera-trained performer squanders her talents by performing with a local musical troupe. Though the cold manipulation and deep-rooted cruelty of the men she entertains slowly erodes Yun's view of the opposite sex, the protective, youthful affection expressed toward her by her mother's ten-year-old student Xiao-yong (Huang Xingrao) shows her that even beneath society's scorn the warmth of human emotion can still radiate.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2008
UPC:
0720229913195
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:33:00

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Discussion guide which includes:; Director's notes ; About China; Historical background; Biographies

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Disc #1 -- Dam Street
1. The Secret [7:28]
2. Shame in Discovery [6:50]
3. Ten Years Later [4:11]
4. Who's That Boy? [9:46]
5. That Boy Again [15:29]
6. Shamed Again [9:19]
7. Farewell Brother [4:49]
8. Revelation [6:14]
9. Important News [5:25]
10. Bad Wedding [8:57]
11. Difficult Departure [9:35]
12. Credits [2:36]

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