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Release Date: July 15, 2011Running Time: 100 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $1,346,503.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Foreign, Period


Hugh Jackman

Archie Kao

Russell Wong

Wayne Wang

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In 19th century China, when women had their feet bound, they spent their lives in seclusion with only a single window from which to see. Illiterate and isolated, they were not expected to think, be creative, or have emotions. But in one remote county, women developed their own secret code, nu shu - "women's writing" - the only gender-based written language to have been found in the world. Some girls were paired as "old-sames" in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives. They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their windows to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. An old woman tells of her rela... Full Summary >>