Ermo 1994
In the course of cinematic history, there have been many great quests: searches for the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, the true nature of Humankind, the essence of God, and, during this film from Chinese director Zhou Xiaowen, a 29-inch television.

Living next door to Blindman and his “slackass” wife complicates Ermo's life because of their 27-inch color television. Ermo's son becomes enamored of this ultimate symbol of consumer culture, spending most of his free time at the neighbors'. The television and the family's apparent disposable income grate on Ermo's nerves as she daily schleps her twisty noodles to sell at the local market. The sole breadwinner in the household, Ermo has nothing but contempt for her old and weak husband Chief, who was once the titular head of the village. Frustrated by her neighbor's privileged status as solely a housewife and further aggravated by her son's frequent visits to watch the neighbors' television, Ermo becomes obsessed with buying a 29-inch set -- a television so big that even the head of the county cannot afford one.

Director: Xiaowen Zhou
Cast: Ai Liya, Liu Peiqi, Ge Zhijun, Zhang Haiyan
Country: Hong Kong, China
Genre: Drama, Comedy

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:30:50 | 4.18 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Chinese
Subtitles: English, Chinese

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