KUEI-MEI, A WOMAN

By Yih CHANG

CENTRAL MOTION PICTURE CORPORATION - as PROD

Drama - Completed 1985


    • Year of production
    • 1985
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 119 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yih CHANG
    • Writer(s)
    • Sa HSIAO, Yi CHANG
    • Synopsis
    • The film describes an obstinate and proud woman’s hard and charming life from her 28th year until she dies of disease at fifty four.The story begins in Taiwan in 1959, and lonely Kwei Mei comes to Taiwan alone, living temporarily with the family of her elder cousin. Every day she washes children’s clothes, prepares breakfast, lunch, and supper without rest. By deep night, she sleeps on the big bed of the whole family in a room, and hears her cousin and husband on the other side of the hanging separating sheet talking intimately. This lonely and disappointed old maid is reluctantly married to a man of middle age Hou Chia-Nien, whose former wife deserts him with another, so at once she becomes the step mother of three children.Kwei-Mei starts another stage of her life, and she has to serve her husband and educate her children, but her husband likes gambling, and always loses, and the children consider her as stepmother.Now she is conceived, and she pawns her jewelry for money in preparation for birth, but the money is stolen by her husband. When she goes to the gambling table to risk her life with her husband, she suddenly has pangs of childbirth……
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