The Wooden Man's Bride (Wu kui)
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The Wooden Man's Bride (Wu kui)
After rescuing his bride-to-be (Wang Lan) from bandits in the northwest of China in the 1920s, the groom expires before the wedding. Despite that, the bride is reluctantly accepted as a worthy virgin and is ritually married to the dead boy's wooden effigy. However, her stern and heartless mother-in-law (Wang Yumei) is determined that her son's memory will be honored in the way she thinks best: for the son's fiancee never to know a moment's comfort or intimacy for the rest of her miserable life. The girl does what she can to adapt to the harsh dictates of the household, and… More
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