LAO JING (1987)

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  • The OLD WELL Alternative


The film centres on the first scientific attempt to dig a well, supervised by the village's first university graduate, a young man who comes home to attempt to apply his learning to real life. He marries for money and continues an affair with a mistress, whilst trying to help the villagers solve a shortage of water problem, his life in turmoil by the conflicting pressures of tradition and modernisation.

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