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This edition: Rickshaw Boy





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Episode Details

(1982/People's Republic of China, 120 min., color, drama) Dir.: Zifeng Ling. Cast: Gaowa Siqin, Fengyi Zhang.
In the 1920s, a young hardworking peasant arrives in Beijing to become a rickshaw boy at a time when the city is torn by dueling warlords. He marries the daughter of the rickshaw company's owner, but when she dies in labor, his world becomes empty and meaningless. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Discussion follows film with David Buckley.

Guest List

David Buckley

Prof. Jerry Carlson Professor of film studies, City College of New York