Red Sorghum



An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed by Jiu'er. When the Japanese invaders subject the area to their rule and cut down the sorghum to make way for a road, the community rises up and resists as the sorghum grows anew.

  1. Yan Mo


  2. Zhang Yimou


  3. Jianyu Chen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gong Li

    Gong Li

    My Grandma

  2. Jiang Wen

    Jiang Wen

    My Grandpa

  3. Ten Rujun

    Ten Rujun

    Uncle Luohan

  4. Ji Liu

    My Dad

  5. Ming Qian

    My Grandma's Dad

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Red Sorghum
Red Sorghum



Original Title 红高粱

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 1988


Original Language Chinese

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget -

Revenue -



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