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The Goddess
(Shennu)

by WU Yonggang

Goddess-01

A young woman is forced to work as a prostitute to provide for her young son. Against her will, she becomes dependent on a man who robs her of all her savings…

The Goddess is often considered as the apogee of Chinese silent film. Wu Yonggang shows a modern China threatened by new contradictions. In his filming of Ruan Lingyu at the height of her art, the filmmaker experiments with a thousand different ways of lighting a face. The acting is in a register rarely found in silent film – surprisingly restrained and true to life.

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  • Titre français
    La divine
  • Original title
    Shennu
  • Titre international
    The Goddess
  • Scénario
    Wu Yonggang
  • Photo
    Weilie Hong
  • Interprétation
    Ruan Lingyu, Jian Tian, Zhang Zhizhi, Li Keng
  • Production
    Lianhua Film Company
  • Producteur délégué
    Tian Minwei
  • Directeur artistique
    Wu Yonggang
  • Ventes internationales
    China Film Archive
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio
    1:37

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