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Farewell My Concubine


Leslie Cheung, Gong Li, Zhang Fengyi, Jiang Wenli View All


Lillian Lee Pik-Wah (Screenplay), Chen Kaige (Director), Lu Wei (Screenplay) View All

Release: Sep. 16th, 1993
Runtime: 2 hours, 51 minutes
Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled "Farewell My Concubine" that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou marries Juxian, Doutzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo's explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.
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Citizen Rules
I really liked the premise of the film: the telling of the lives of two Peking opera stars set against the dramatic changes that took place in China during the mid 20th century.