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The Wooden Man’s Bride (Cinemax Wednesday at...

The Wooden Man’s Bride (Cinemax Wednesday at 11:30 p.m.) Huang Jianxin’s terse, stunning 1994 film is a folk tale in which a young woman (Wang Lan) is forced to marry her recently deceased fiance in effigy, represented during the ceremony by a carved wooden bust held by her formidable mother-in-law’s virile young retainer (Ku Paoming).


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