Product: Peking Opera Bao Gong Solves the Case of Jinchan in a Dream
Starring: Wei Jijun, Deng Min
Performed by the Second Troupe of China Peking Opera Company
Published by Beijing Culture & Art Audio-Visual Publishing House, 2005
Media: 2 DVD discs
The play was performed by Wei Jijun and Deng Min to celebrate the 50th anniversary of China Peking Opera Theatre.
There are many legends and stories about Bao Zheng and his witty approach to solve mysterious and tough cases. This Beijing opera tells how Bao Zheng finds the grievance of Liu Jinchan's case: a beautiful girl was kidnapped and dead in a festival of lanterns and her cousin lover was sentenced death penalty by Minister of Justice. Bao Zheng had a dream of the hell at the interrogating time and got an idea after wake up: a wrong case in favoritism of executing the law. He investigated the servants who served the case in the county court and found out the fact, captured the criminal to be given capital penalty, impeached the Minister of Justice and redressed the grievance of Liu Jinchan.