Strange Friends*

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 80 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed by Xu Lei; with Li Ling, Zhang Chao, Zhan Jingpo) Train #45, bound for Fuzhou from Beijing, has already pulled out of the station when a girl jumps on. No one knows who she is and why she is so morose and silent. Two other passengers, Du Qiu and Zhang Tong-sheng, buy her food, trying in vain to make her speak. During the "ten chaotic years" she fell into bad ways and wishes to end her life. With the help of the warm-hearted Tong-sheng and Du Qiu, she regains courage and confidence in life. (In Chinese with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Asian Languages and Literature, China, Motion Pictures: Features)