Qiu Jue (1972)

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  • Execution in Autumn Alternative
  • Ch'iu Chueh Alternative


In Han Dynasty China, Emperor Hsiao legislates that executions should be confined to the autumn. Just after a cycle of executions, Pei Kang is imprisoned for murdering three prostitutes. As he awaits his execution the following autumn, he forms a reasoned acceptance of his fate in law and is morally regenerated.

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