Xiu Xiu: the Sent-Down Girl (1999)

Xiu Xiu: the Sent-Down Girl
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Romance, Foreign, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
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Alice Chan Producer n/a 3 3000002
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Allison Liu Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Cecile Shah Tsuei Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Ruby Yang Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
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Geling Yan Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
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Ruby Yang Editor n/a 172 7000001
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Greg Adams Original Music n/a 120838 8000008
Marlene Hajdu Original Music n/a 120838 8000009
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Tiffany Yi Hu Soloist violin solo 121021 8000011
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Ginny Walters Visual Effects digital visual effects 419 23000002
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Michelle Byrne Other orchestra group 120795 26000003
Mary Garafolo Other orchestra group 120795 26000004
Jorge Moraga Other orchestra group 120795 26000005
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Harvey Newmark Other orchestra group 120795 26000008
Carmen Dragon Other orchestra group 120795 26000009
Harold Greenburg Other orchestra group 120795 26000010
Tom Fedrini Other orchestra group 120795 26000011
Yvette Deveraux Other orchestra group 120795 26000012
Michael Harrison Other orchestra group 120795 26000013
Harry Scorzo Other orchestra group 120795 26000014
John Dysart Other orchestra group 120795 26000015
Bob Korda Other orchestra group 120795 26000016
Jim Sitterly Other orchestra group 120795 26000017
Ernie Ehrhardt Other orchestra group 120795 26000018
Ami Levy Other orchestra group 120795 26000019
John Smart Other orchestra group 120795 26000020
Liesl Ehrman Other orchestra group 120795 26000021
Steve Kaminsky Other orchestra group 120795 26000022
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Phil Feather Other orchestra group 120795 26000024
Johana Krejci Other orchestra group 120795 26000025
Marda Todd Other orchestra group 120795 26000026
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Elaine Tubenis Other orchestra group 120795 26000029
Dana Freeman Other orchestra group 120795 26000030
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As a teenager Xiu Xiu is pulled from school and "sent down" to the remote countryside of Tibet to learn horsetrading and perform manual labor. Falsely promised the chance to lead her own female cavalry unit, Xiu Xiu learns that she has been lied to by her teacher Lao Jin and soon fears that she will spend the rest of her life as his slave. After sleeping with many men who use her, she comes to the realization that Lao Jin is the only man who truly loves her.