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Crows and Sparrows

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Completed just before the communist revolution and considered by many a crucial work in the history of Chinese cinema, Zheng Junli's Crows and Sparrows portrays the struggle between the residents of a Shanghai building and their powerful, exploitative landlord during the last days of Chiang Kai-Shek's nationalist government. The landlord, Mr. Hou, had opportunistically seized the building from the elderly former owner, Mr. Kong, during the Japanese occupation. Now, however, thanks to the turbulent...more

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