Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl Poster

Release Date: 1998

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
During the Cultural Revolution in China, Mao Zadong's regime sends countless adolescents, including a bright young girl named Xiu Xiu (Lu Lu), to rural lands in order to participate in various kinds of physical labor. Xiu Xiu is torn away from her caring relatives and close friends to live and work with Lao Jin (Lopsang), a rancher. Though he treats Xiu Xiu kindly, she yearns for her old life and eventually turns to a degrading life of prostitution in hopes of earning the means to return home.

Cast: Xiaolu Li, Lopsang , Qian Zheng, Gao Jie, Zhizhung Lik, Gao Qiang, Qin Wenyuan

Director: Joan Chen

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Good Machine, Whispering Steppes L.P.

Keywords: 1970s, Moving, Growing up, Friend, Sister, Love, Escape, Father, Quest, Mother