Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl

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Run time: 99 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 16th November 2000

Distributed by: Stratosphere Entertainment


Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Fresh: 23 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: Xiaolu Li as Wenxiu, as Lao Jin, as Li Chuanbei, as Mother, as Sister, Lü Yue as Father, Qian Qiao as Chen Li, Cheng Jiang as Rider A, Xiaoyu Yang as Girl, Xuejun Gu as Rider B, Huri as Holligan, Zhizhung Lik as Headquarter's Chief, Kun Zhang as Assistant, Shijin Li as Jeep Driver, Dong Jia as Yak Herder A, Yu Wang as Yak Herder B (as Wang Yue), Qiang Gao as Peddler, Xuelan Cao as Honey Dealer, Wenyuan Qin as Motorcycle Man, Xiaoying Tan as Tractor Man, Lu Zhong as Belt Man, Wenqi Hu as Janitor, Yayu Li as Nurse A, Min Du as Nurse B, Jiong Cao as Three Toes, Dashui Jia as Patient A, Chen Yu as Patient B, Luoyong Wang as Narrator (voice), Xiaolin Yu as Jeep Driver (voice)

Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl Review

When schoolgirl Xiu Xiu is "sent down" from the big city to the country as part of an ill-advised 1970s Communist China skills-broadening program, her life begins as quaint, training horses in the wilds of the enormous country, helping out a nomadic wanderer named Lao Jin. When Xiu Xiu learns the program has fallen apart, things sour as she tries to get back home. Eventually, she becomes the whore of the countryside, and Lao Jin's tent her brothel. Painful and heart-wrenching, Xiu Xiu rises above its glacial pace, proving both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Aka Tian Yu.


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Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl Rating

" Excellent "