1971-1980AnimationChinaShort FilmWei TeZuwei Shen

Zuwei Shen & Wei Te – Jin Se De Da Yan AKA The Golden Wild Goose (1976)

This is the second-last film made by Shanghai Animation Film Studio before the death of Mao Zedong, made in the dying weeks of the Cultural Revolution. Unusually for the studio, it was neither a production using puppets, nor traditional cel animation, but using the much rarer technique of paper-cutting.

A simple story of good versus evil. However, unlike most revolutionary tales during this period, the story of The Golden Wild Goose is set in post-liberation Tibet. The film tells of a revolutionary Tibetan youth who discovers and defeats the old landlord and tribal leader who is plotting against the Communist government’s plan to end the locust plague. Besides the combat between the hero and the villains, another important conflict in this film is between the old religious traditions and the new revolutionary ideas: the Tibetan Buddhism practised and promoted by the overthrown upper class is constantly mocked and criticised as the source of the people’s suffering and as the tool for the tribal lords to control the Tibetan people.


Container: Matroska
Runtime: 43 min 11 s
Size: 129 MiB
Codec: h264
Resolution: 352x288 ~> 384x288
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Frame rate: 30.000 fps
Bit rate: 350 kb/s
BPP: 0.115
#1: Chinese 2.0ch AAC LC @ 66.2 kb/s




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