Artikelnummer 4012

RED CHERRY (Hong Ying Tao) (1995) * with hard-encoded English subtitles *

Guo Keyu as Chuchu Vladmill Nizmiroff as General Von Dietrich Xu Xiaoling as Luo Xiaoman Daniil Belykh as Karl

1940. Chuchu and Luo Xiaoman are Chinese students who have been sent to study in Moscow at the International School. She is 13; he is 12. Xiaoman is from Yanan, Mao's base after the Long March; Chuchu had seen her father executed by Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang. The youngsters fit in well and learn to speak Russian. A large group of students, including Chuchu, leave for summer camp in Byelorussia accompanied by their teacher, Miss Vera. Xiaoman remains behind. The Germans invade the Soviet Union. Moscow remains unoccupied. Xiaoman takes a job delivering condolence letters to soldiers' families. At one apartment, he finds a mother has died. Her very young daughter, Nadia, has not realized it. The summer camp is occupied by Germans. One of the Russian boys, Carl, is half-German, and helps the others to escape. They are quickly recaptured. Chuchu and several other students are sent by General von Dietrich to work as servants at German HQ in the Yakovliv Monastery. The general is also a medical doctor with a peculiar hobby: tattooing.

DVD-R is in Chinese with hard-encoded English subtitles. Approx. 121 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!


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