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La Palanquin Des Larmes


was a feature film adaptation of a French Canadian television series, made as a joint effort of Canadian, French, and Chinese production entities. It tells the true story of Chinese classical pianist Chow Ching Lie, beginning in Shanghai just before the Maoist revolution of 1949. Though raised in a wealthy family, which provided her with education and piano training, she is married off at the age of 13 in order to provide her family with an heir. We are shown the injustice of the social system of...more