The Goddess 1934
The unnamed heroine is played by Ruan Lingyu, and is referred to as the Goddess. The Shanghai resident works at night as a streetwalker to support her infant son. Things take a turn for the worse when during a police raid of the red-light district, to escape the Goddess is forced to hide in the apartment of a portly street criminal known as the "Boss" (Zhang Zhizhi) and later is forced to secure him as her uncaring pimp. This dire situation causes the Goddess to flee the city with her child for an industrial city, where she experiences hard times. The pimp soon tracks her down and kidnaps her child, forcing her to work for him again...

It is a profoundly moving drama, all the poignant by the fact that its star committed suicide at the age of 24, a year after the film's release.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:18:30 | 5.27 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Mandarin intertitles
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Silent

Director: Yonggang Wu
Cast: Lingyu Ruan, Tian Jian, Zhizhi Zhang
Country: China

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