Mysterious Caravans 神秘的驼队 (1985)

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Production
Director
Writer
Cast
Synopsis
Themes

Production
Tianshan Film Studio

Director
Chunlan Guang (广春兰)

Writer
MaYan(马焰), Duan Baoshan (段宝珊)

Cast
Xiateguli (夏特古丽), Tursun Jiang (吐尔逊江), Pei’erdaweisi (裴尔达维斯), Anwar (安瓦尔)

Synopsis
A beautiful and kind Uygur girl Lalai is forced into marriage with a foreign merchant Usupu and gives birth to two twin girls, Ayinuer and Mayinuer. Soon after, Yusupu falls in love with another woman and kicks Lalai and Ayinuer out, while keeping the remaining infant, Mayinuer.  Lalai’s son from a previous marriage is currently a beggar. One day Lalai encounters her son on the street and discovers that he is a beggar, and becomes so enraged that she dies. Ayinuer, who now has no family, goes to live with her brother on the streets. Several years later, Ayinuer’s father finds them and enslaves them both. Ayinuer is forced to become a domestic servant in her father’s household, and her brother is coerced into being a camel herder. Yusupu does not let Ayinuer and her brother see each other. Ayinuer’s sister, Mayinuer, is sent abroad to continue her education, and she becomes an arrogant and aloof young lady. Twenty years later, Xinjiang is liberated by the CCP and Yusupu tries to flee in the chaos. He forces Ayinuer to be the lady of the house and dresses her up for marriage for a potential suitor abroad. Everyone else, including Yusupu, pretends to be her escorts. He sets off with illegal wealth on the backs of a herd of camels.

Two CCP members are required to arrest Yusupu’s herd of camel, so they pretend to be the grandsons of a famous doctor, and search the herd in the ancient trade path. They saved Ayinuer and seriously wounded Aishan when the KMT army robbed the herd. Sneaky Yusupu is highly suspicious of the those two CCP members, so he decides take the initiative; on one hand, he forces Ayinuer to kill the the CCP guys and on the other hand,he deploys two gangsters to assassinate CCP guys. Ayinuer helps the two CCP members survive the Yusupu’s plot. In the middle of their travel, he kills Aishan and tries to kill Ayinuer too.At the critical moment, the CCP leader, with other CCP soldiers, arrests Yususpu. Mayinuer and Ayinuer finally reunite.

The CCP has gotten wind of Yusupu’s plans, so they send two CCP officials to intercept him. The two officials pose as the grandsons of a famous doctor in hopes of gaining Yusupu’s trust. They search the herd while on an ancient trade path. A KMT army appears and robs the herd, seriously wounding Aishan. The CCP officials manage to save Ayinuer and cure Aishan, but Yusupu becomes suspicious about the officials’ motives. He commands Ayinuer to kill the CCP officials, and he deploys two gangsters to do the same task. Ayinuer protects the CCP officials and prevent them from getting assassinated. In retaliation, Yusupu pushes Aishan off a cliff, and attempts to kill Ayinuer as well. At the critical moment, the CCP leader arrives with CCP soldiers and arrests Yusupu. Mayinuer and Ayinuer are finally reunited.