LILI VS. LEVIATHAN 莉莉对利维坦
WU Yonggang | 吴永刚
China | 78 minutes | 1934 | Fiction | Silent | Mandarin intertitles with English subtitles
中国 | 78 分钟 | 1934 | 虚构 | 默剧 | 中文字幕卡与英文字幕
Ruan Lingyu, one of the most famous stars of early Chinese cinema, gives a devastating performance as an unnamed ‘goddess’ – an ironic euphemism for a prostitute – in this profoundly moving but rarely seen classic of world cinema. In a tragic tale of shame and maternal sacrifice, Ruan stars as a mother desperate to provide for her young son and forced to take brutal vengeance on her pimp. It is a profoundly moving drama made all the more poignant by the fact that its star committed suicide at the age of 24, a year after the film’s release.
- Director 导演：WU Yonggang 吴永刚
- Principal Cast 主演：RUAN Lingyu 阮玲玉、LI Keng 黎铿、ZHANG Zhizhi 章志直、TANG Huaiqiu 唐槐秋
- Screenplay 编剧：WU Yonggang 吴永刚