Knife in the Clear Water

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Knife in the Clear Water

Directed by Wang Xuebo

  • China 2016; 92 min
  • Genre: Drama
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In the remote mountains of Ningxia Province, old Ma Zishan is mourning his wife, loved by everyone in the village. On the occasion of the traditional 40-day ceremony since his passing, their son wants to sacrifice the only bull belonging to the family. Ma Zishan does not object, even if the grief and the love he feels for the old animal made him hesitate. But his prayers or even the imam fail to clear his doubts. Until one morning, the old bull stops drinking and eating, as if sensing his imminent death ...



    Xuebo Wang