The Black Mountain (film)

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The Black Mountain (黑山路 Hēi Shānlù "Black Mountain Road") is a 1994 film by Zhou Xiaowen, who served as the director and cinematographer. Like other films from this director, the narrative refers to sexuality and violence and the principal characters are males who are troubled.[1] Ai Liya stars as the woman. Zhao Xiaorui is the elder brother. Xie Yuan is the sixth brother.

In the film, a woman whose name is not given in the film lives in a makeshift inn and has porters as customers. One group of porters kills her husband and seizes her and her inn. Two of the porters fight over the woman and the property. One is stronger and a brute and the other is gentler and wants to convince the woman to be his wife.[1]

The wrote that wrote that Zhou "uses beautiful camera work and mise en scene to convey the emotionally charged situation."[1]


  • Xiao, Zhiwei and Yingjin Zhang. Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, June 1, 2002. ISBN 0203195558, 9780203195550.


  1. ^ a b c Zhang, Yingjin & Xiao, Zhiwei (1998). "Fifth Generation" in Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, p. 164. ISBN 0-415-15168-6.

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