Also titled I Am Not Madame Bovary, this movie is not only perfect for diving into the bizarre bureaucracy of Chinese politics but also a great starter for other nuances in Chinese culture. The tale of “Pan Jinlian” is an old tale about a woman who has an affair with another man then kills her husband; it has since been the name for women considered to be “bad”.
Li Xuelian (Fan Bingbing) is accused of being a “Pan Jinlian” and crusades to higher courts to fix an injustice that local courts could not. This petitioner journey has a long history that continues to this day in cases like Yang Linghua who is currently under house-arrest and barred from traveling.
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Pride, status, love and natural selection in the city, all because of a single bicycle
A morally ambiguous tale of two girls whose travel aspirations leading to vengeance