Yellow Earth


1h 29m 1984

Brief Synopsis

Set in an impoverished province on the banks of the Yellow River in 1937, a communist soldier collects folk songs and then rewrites then to reflect the glories to be found in Chairman Mao's China; in the process he inspires a young girl to resist her betrothal to a detestable man.

Film Details

Also Known As
Huang Tudi, Yellow Land
Release Date
1984
Distribution Company
Cinecom International Films; Fox Lorber Home Video; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
Location
Northern Shaanxi, China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

Set in an impoverished province on the banks of the Yellow River in 1937, a communist soldier collects folk songs and then rewrites then to reflect the glories to be found in Chairman Mao's China; in the process he inspires a young girl to resist her betrothal to a detestable man.

Film Details

Also Known As
Huang Tudi, Yellow Land
Release Date
1984
Distribution Company
Cinecom International Films; Fox Lorber Home Video; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
Location
Northern Shaanxi, China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 1992

Released in United States on Video November 3, 1993

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1984

Feature directorial debut for Beijing Film Academy graduate Chen Kaige.

This film was acquired by Cinecom Pictures as part of its joint distribution effort with M&R theaters but was never released theatrically.

Released in United States January 1992 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (The Films of Zhang Yimou) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1992.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1984

Released in United States on Video November 3, 1993