The Difficult Couple

The Difficult Couple
Directed by Zhang Shichuan, Zheng Zhengqiu
Starring Ding Chuhe, Wang Bingseng

Release date
  • September 29, 1913 (1913-09-29) (Shanghai)
Running time
30 minutes
Country China
Language Chinese

The Difficult Couple (Chinese: 难夫难妻; pinyin: Nànfū Nànqī), also translated as Die for Marriage, is a 1913 Chinese film. It is known for being the earliest Chinese feature film. Although it had a dialogue of only a little more than 1,000 characters, it became to be the first Chinese film with a script.[2] It is considered a lost film.[3][4]

Plot [ edit ]

The story is mainly about a man and a woman whom previously never met each other, being forced to marry for the benefits of their families' relationships, despite their own personal aspirations.

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "中国首部自制故事片 《难夫难妻》诞生一百周年". Tencent. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  2. ^ "难夫难妻". Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  3. ^ "1913年:《难夫难妻》-当摄影机遇到文明戏(图)". Sina. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
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