Song of the Fishermen

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Song of the Fishermen
Song of the Fishermen.jpg
Traditional 漁光曲
Simplified 渔光曲
Mandarin Yú guāng qǔ
Directed by Cai Chusheng
Written by Cai Chusheng
Starring Wang Renmei,
Luo Peng,
Yuan Congmei,
Han Langen
Release date
  • 1934 (1934)
Running time
57 minutes
Country China
Language Silent with Chinese intertitles

Song of the Fishermen is an early Chinese silent film directed by Cai Chusheng in 1934, and produced by the Lianhua Film Company. The film, like many of the period details the struggle of the poorer classes, in this case a family of fishermen who are forced to sing on the streets in order to survive.

A successful film, Song of the Fishermen played for 84 straight days in Shanghai.[1] It was the first Chinese film to win a prize in an international film festival (Moscow Film Festival in 1935).[2]


  1. ^ MoMA staff. "Bright Stars, Big City: Chinese Cinema's First Golden Era, 1922–1937". MOMA. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 
  2. ^ David Carter (2010). East Asian Cinema. Kamera Books. 

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