Plunder of Peach and Plum

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Plunder of Peach and Plum
Directed by Ying Yunwei
Written by Ying Yunwei
Yuan Muzhi
Starring Yuan Muzhi
Chen Bo'er
Tang Huaiqiu
Zhou Boxun
Release date
  • 1934 (1934)
Running time
100 minutes[1]
Country China
Language Mandarin

Plunder of Peach and Plum (Chinese: 桃李劫; pinyin: Táolǐ jié) is an early Chinese sound film from 1934. Produced by the left-leaning Shanghai-based Diantong Film Company, Plunder was directed by Ying Yunwei and starred popular actor Yuan Muzhi (who also co-wrote the screenplay). It is alternatively known as The Fate of Graduates.

The film was featured in the 62nd Venice International Film Festival as part of their retrospective, The Secret History of Asian Cinema.


The film tells the tragic story of two recent college graduates, Tao Jianping ("Tao" is a homophone for peach), and Li Lilian ("Li" is a homophone for plum). Married, the two hope to change society for the better, but are continuously challenged by the corruption and injustice of Chinese society.



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