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Crows and Sparrows (Wu ya yu que) (China, 1949)

Directed by Zheng Junli. In 1948, an order of eviction in a small Shanhai neighborhood was in the process ; the tanents had to find ways to live somewhere else until one day they found a mutual understanding to each other and decided to fight against the planned evicion. Portrays a dramatic struggle between tenants and landlords on the eve the Communist revolution. One of China's social commentary films of the 1940s, this film is considered to be a landmark work in pre-revolutionary Chinese cinema and an example of Chinese Neo-realism. 111 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Wang, Yiman "Crows and sparrows : allegory on a historical threshold." In: Chinese films in focus II / edited by Chris Berry. Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; London : [Published] on behalf of British Film Institute, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.C4 C463 2008)
Reviews and articles: Wang, Yiman "Crows and sparrows : allegory on a historical threshold." In: Chinese films in focus II / edited by Chris Berry. Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; London : [Published] on behalf of British Film Institute, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.C4 C463 2008)

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