Taiwanese title DIAN QI [Sold Wife]
starring: Lu Hsiao-Fen · Hsieh Ping-Nan · Wei Chang · Chou Lin-Lin · Lei
early 19th century. A young married couple, Chang-Ken and Yin-Hua, live
in a remote section of Taiwan where draught has struck, resulting in a
deadly famine that is starving the community. They leave their newly born
baby in the care of relatives and attempt to flee. As refugees, the two
hide away in the baggage car of a train. But a security guard finds Yin-Hua
and attempts to rape her. The husband attacks the official but is wounded
in the scrimmage. The guard is killed. Chang-Ken and Yin-Hua jump from
the train and attempt to find safety in a small town. The villagers are
leery of the intruders and aren't interested in helping them. However,
Chang-Ken's condition is getting worse from a bullet wound in his stomach.
Yin-Hua realizes fast action is necessary to save his life. She concocts
a plan of selling herself to raise money.
Hsiao-Fen was a popular Taiwanese actress who continuously drifted between
serious cinema and Grindhouse fare, often using a pseudonym (Sophia Luck,
Monica Lynn or Fonda Lynn) for the more exploitative projects. Genre fans
know her best for EXPOSED
TO DANGER, CROCODILE
FURY and NINJA
Wang Chu-Chin broke into the business with a fury, winning the coveted
Golden Horse 'Best Director' Award [the Chinese Oscar] in 1979
for his first movie, Lin Chao Guai Tan (Legend of the Six
Dynasty). Interestingly, his final film was the insane GINSENG
KING in 1989.
Taiwanese film with Chinese and English subtitles; fullscreen uncut
for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected trailers.
for Mature Audiences