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Farewell My Concubine (Ba Wang Bie Ji) (1993)

Farewell My Concubine
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Leslie Cheung Leslie Cheung
Cheng Dieyi
Fengyi Zhang Fengyi Zhang
Duan Xiaolou
Li Gong Li Gong
Juxian
Qi Lü Qi Lü
Master Guan
Da Ying Da Ying
Manager
You Ge You Ge
Master Yuan
Han Lei Han Lei
Xiao Si (adult)
Di Tong Di Tong
Zhang the Eunuch


Written by
Pik Wah Lee Pik Wah Lee
novel
Wei Lu Wei Lu
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A very good movie

6 months ago at Apr 16 18:57
I remember very well when this movie was released. Back then, I was about 13-14 years, it was a big critical success and it even won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. And yet, even though I have always been eager to check this movie, it eventually took me more than 20 years to finally watch the damned thing. Well, to be honest, I have to admit that it turned out to be a tough watch thou... read more
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"Farewell, My Concubine" is a movie with two parallel, intertwined stories. It is the story of two performers in the Beijing Opera, stage brothers, and the woman who comes between them. At the same time, it attempts to do no less than squeeze the entire political history of China in the twentieth century into a three-hour time-frame.
Release date: 15 October 1993
UPC: 717951002723
Tags: China (14), 1990s (7), Drama (7), 1993 (6), Chinese (6), Hong Kong (5), Foreign (4), Romance (4), Drugs (4), Historical (3), Palme D'or (3), Asia (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Sort (2), SnP (2), (2), Concubine (1), Wanted (1), Theater (1), Peking (1)
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