Watch The Story of Qiu Ju
- 1 hr 50 min
Directed by Zhang Yimou in 1992, this Chinese comedic drama follows the life of a pregnant peasant woman named Qui Ju who bravely travels from her home in rural china to a large city, intent on finding justice for her husband after he has been beaten so severely in the groin by the village head over a simple misunderstanding that he is left in need of hospital treatment and cannot work. Qui Ju is in the final stages of her third trimester and in need of assistance by her husband. Refusing to be helpless, she ventures to find men of higher power to aid her in her case in hopes to be heard. Rejected and dejected a multitude of times, this strong woman fights for the respect of her husband when he is too weak to fight for it himself. Portraying integrity, resilience, and persistence all in light of adversity, this film shows the depths of character in one women as she boldly strives to regain the respect she believes her husband is indefinitely deserving of.