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The King of Masks (Bian Lian) (1996)

The King of Masks
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Directed by

Li Chen Li Chen
Ms Wen
Zhaoji Jia Zhaoji Jia
Slave trader
Zhigang Zhang Zhigang Zhang
Sulan, Luo
Zhigang Zhao Zhigang Zhao
Liang Sao Lang
Renying Zhou Renying Zhou
Gou Wa (Doggie)
Xu Zhu Xu Zhu
Bianlian Wang

Written by
Wengui Chen Wengui Chen
Minglun Wei Minglun Wei


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Description: The King of Masks tells a tale steeped in ancient tradition, simultaneously challenging the sociosexual inequity still plaguing China today. On the streets of Szechuan Province in the 1930s, the aged King of Masks, sole living master of "change-face" opera, delights and frightens audiences with the secret art of lightning-quick mask-shifting. His fondest wish is to pass on his skill to a male heir before he dies. Famous female impersonator Liang Sao Lang craves knowledge of the king's secret technique, offering to relieve the old man's poverty by taking him into his opera troupe. The king declines: what sort of heir wo ... (more)
Release date: 17 May 1997
UPC: 043396047419
Tags: Drama (3), China (3), Chinese (2), Adoption (2), Street Performer (2), Play Within Film (1), Little Girl (1), Orphan (1), Love (1), Female Impersonator (1), Mask (1), Trade Secret (1), Mandarin (1), Relationships (1), 1930s (1), Sexual Politics (1), Poverty (1), On The Road (1), SnP (1), Art (1)
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