Suan ming [videorecording] = Fortune teller / Xu Tong zuo pin. = 算命 [videorecording] / = Fortune teller / 徐童作品.
- Other Title:
- Fortune teller [videorecording]
- Brooklyn, NY : dGenerate Films, 
1 videodisc (ca. 157 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
- Li, Baicheng.
Fortune-tellers -- China.
China -- Social life and customs -- 2002-
- Independent films.
- In Mandarin with simplified Chinese and English subtitles.
- System Details:
- DVD-R, NTSC.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
- Li Baicheng is a traditional Chinese fortune teller. He lives in a village not far from Beijing with his wife, Shi Zhenzhu, a deaf person. Li takes gentle, patient care of her after rescuing her from her own family's mistreatment. He makes his living as a traditional teller of fortunes, and many of his customers are prostitutes who seek advice in dealing with their problems. A government anti-prostitution campaign and a bitterly cold winter convince the couple to return to their hometown of Qinglong, where they visit Pearl's brother and stay at Li's old family home. By early spring, they are on the road again, traveling to a temple fair where they hope their luck will take a turn for the better.
- Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
Running time listed on disc surface as 129 min.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
- Xu, Tong, 1965- , Director
dGenerate Films (Firm) , Producer, Distributor
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
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