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Yin ru chen yan = Return to dust  Cover Image DVD DVD

Yin ru chen yan = Return to dust / a film by Li Ruijun.

In rural Gaotai County, two lonely, middle-aged outcasts are pushed into an arranged marriage by their families. Ma is a humble farmer with little to offer his timid and sickly wife, Cao, except for a small, abandoned house on a barren patch of land. From just a few seeds, their newly planted crops take root and flourish; similarly, an unexpected bond between them starts to blossom. As seasons pass, their dedication to each other grows stronger, but change and adversity soon threaten their idyllic existence.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Film Movement, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from sell sheet.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2022.
Wide screen (1.55:1).
Special features: Bonus short film, Hair tie, egg, homewook books, directed by Luo Runxiao (15 min.), Chinese with English subtitles.
Participant or Performer Note:
Wu Renlin, Hai Qing, Guangrui Yang, Dengping Zhao.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not Rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, all regions, 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
Mandarin dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > China > Drama.
Arranged marriage > China > Drama.
Spouses > China > Drama.
Farmers > China > Drama.
China > Rural conditions > Drama.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film / General.
Genre: Video recordings.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library DVD RETU (Text) 34455007028638 New Adult DVD Fiction Checked Out 03/01/2024
Bethlehem Main Library DVD (Text) 33062009810723 New Adult DVD Fiction Checked Out 02/27/2024

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