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  • SHANGHAI DREAMS Alternative


Drama. Qinghong, a hard-working 19-year-old, lives in a remote fortified town near the border with the Soviet Union, relocated there a decade earlier with her family as part of a mass programme to reinforce defences. Her father cosntantly goads her to work harder so she can attend university, while resenting his wife for persuading him to relocate. He also seeks hope in rumours of political change, plotting with friends and suffering poor relations with the locals. Events spiral out of control, however, when Qinghong's rejection of her factory hand suitor is received badly, while her friend Xiao Zhen overplays her own affair with a dancer.

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