Blush (1996)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 59mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Romance, Period
Keywords 1940s, betrayal, brother, China, class struggle, Communism, period, prostitute, romantic, sad, star-crossed
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Zhao Yun Continuity n/a 890 5000002
Zeng Nianping Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Shirley Kao Post-Production Coordinator (Japan) 120842 5000001
Cheng Zhigu Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Liu Yi Producer n/a 3 3000003
Zhou Xinxia Editor n/a 172 7000001
Central Conservatory of Music Chinese Ensemble Performer n/a 120819 8000001
Wang Zesheng Other sets 120795 26000001
Wang Qiang Props prop master 120817 24000001
Lin chaoxing Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Chen Yiyun Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Jimmy Tan Producer n/a 3 3000002
Chen Kunming Producer n/a 3 3000001
Song Xiuling Actor Ruifeng 1 1000005
Xing Yangchun Actor Mr Zhang 1 1000006
Wang Rouli Actor Mrs Pu 1 1000004
Zhang Liwei Actor Liu Qing 1 1000003
He Saifei Actor Xiao'e 1 1000002
Zhou Jianying Actor Mrs Zhang 1 1000007
Yin Jimei Actor Wu Ma 1 1000008
Li Shaohong Director n/a 2 2000001
Ji Wang Actor n/a 1 1000011
Zhu Jiyong Actor Feng Lau Wu 1 1000010
Gu Zhifen Actor Aunt 1 1000009
Wang Zhiwen Actor Lao Pu 1 1000001
In 1949, the new Communist regime is wiping out the ways of old China. Across the country, soldiers are shutting down red light districts and "re-educating" prostitutes as laborers. On the outskirts of Shanghai, in Suzhou, the girls from the Red Happiness Inn, a high class brothel, are rounded up. Qiuyi escapes and hides out with the love of her life, Lao Pu, the son of a well-to-do family, and a former client. When Lao Pu's mother learns of Qiuyi's sordid past, she is kicked out of the house. Lao Pu offers to marry Qiuyi, who's now pregnant, but she refuses. Qiuyi's life-long best friend, Xiao'e, has been "re-educated" but hates the hard, menial work of her new life as a factory laborer. With Qiuyi out of the way, she convinces Lao Pu to take care of her, and eventually to marry her. But as time goes by, Lao Pu realizes that he still loves Qiuyi. Now a common worker himself, Lao Pu is desperate to make up for what he did to Qiuyi, and is finally driven to extreme action to solve his problems.