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Emperor Visits the Hell

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A modern adaptation of the Ming Dynasty novel Journey to the West (aka Monkey) in which Emperor Li Shimin suffers a short death.

Director:  Li Luo
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A modern adaptation of the Ming Dynasty novel Journey to the West (aka Monkey) in which Emperor Li Shimin suffers a short death.


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Country:   China
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Runtime:  1 h 07 min
Poster for the movie "El pez de los ojos de oro"

El pez de los ojos de oro

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Wal Davis takes turn as detective after a series of brutal murders rock a small town. He even wakes up next to the bloody corpse of the girl he spent the night with.

Director:  Pedro Luis Ramírez
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Wal Davis takes turn as detective after a series of brutal murders rock a small town. He even wakes up next to the bloody corpse of the girl he spent the night with.


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Poster for the movie "Examination 1977"

Examination 1977

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The year 1977 is unforgettable for many Chinese people - it was the year when the national college entrance examination was resumed after being abolished for 11 years during the "cultural revolution" (1966-76). More than five million Chinese people aged from 15 to 36 sat the exam that year. It changed the lives of many who went on to achieve greatness in various fields.

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The year 1977 is unforgettable for many Chinese people - it was the year when the national college entrance examination was resumed after being abolished for 11 years during the "cultural revolution" (1966-76). More than five million Chinese people aged from 15 to 36 sat the exam that year. It changed the lives of many who went on to achieve greatness in various fields.


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Eternal Fame (1944)

- 2 January 1944
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Directed by Wancang Bu et al.

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Directed by Wancang Bu et al.



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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  2 January 1944

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Poster for the movie "Empress Wu"

Empress Wu (1963)

- 23 June 1963
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The renowned Li Li Hua plays Wu Ze Tian, the most famous woman in China's four thousand year history.

Director:  Li Han-Hsiang
Writers:  Li Han-Hsiang
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The renowned Li Li Hua plays Wu Ze Tian, the most famous woman in China's four thousand year history.


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Release Date:  23 June 1963

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Poster for the movie "Enter the Dragon"

Enter the Dragon (1973)

R 99 min - Crime, Thriller, Action - 17 August 1973
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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Director:  Robert Clouse
Writers:  Michael Allin

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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.


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Tagline: Their deadly mission: to crack the forbidden island of Han!

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Action

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Country:   Hong Kong,   United States of America
Language:  Cantonese, English
Release Date:  17 August 1973

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Budget:  $850,000
Revenue:  $90,000,000

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company, Concord Productions Inc., Warner Bros., Sequoia Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 39 min
Poster for the movie "Eight Hundred Heroes"

Eight Hundred Heroes (1976)

112 min - Drama, War, Communist propaganda - 10 July 1976
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The film is based on the true story of a regiment of nationalist troop fighting Japanese forces several times of their strength. Due to the political reasons, such historical topic is avoided in China, and even after the reform, the cautious approach needs outside help from Hong Kong, but such attempts still deserves a great salute.

Director:  Shan-hsi Ting
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The film is based on the true story of a regiment of nationalist troop fighting Japanese forces several times of their strength. Due to the political reasons, such historical topic is avoided in China, and even after the reform, the cautious approach needs outside help from Hong Kong, but such attempts still deserves a great salute.


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Release Date:  10 July 1976

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Runtime:  1 h 52 min
Poster for the movie "Evening Rain"

Evening Rain (1980)

86 min - Drama - 12 March 1980
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Evening Rain, a feature film co-directed by Wu Yigong and Wu Yonggang, is about the years of the Cultural Revolution. It won the Outstanding Film Prize issued by the Ministry of Culture in 1980 and the Best Feature Film Prize at the First Golden Rooster Awards in 1981.

Director:  Wu Yigong, Yonggang Wu

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Evening Rain, a feature film co-directed by Wu Yigong and Wu Yonggang, is about the years of the Cultural Revolution. It won the Outstanding Film Prize issued by the Ministry of Culture in 1980 and the Best Feature Film Prize at the First Golden Rooster Awards in 1981.


Collections: Wu Yigong, Yonggang Wu

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  12 March 1980

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Production Companies:  Shanghai Film Studios

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min
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Exciting Dragon (1985)

98 min - Action, Fantasy, Comedy - 6 February 1985
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The story revolves around three nasty villains' quest to retrieve the Seven Star Armor which will enable them to retrieve the sacred sword from a Taoist monastery.

Director:  Chiu Chung-Hing

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The story revolves around three nasty villains' quest to retrieve the Seven Star Armor which will enable them to retrieve the sacred sword from a Taoist monastery.


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Genres: Action, Fantasy, Comedy

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Country:   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  6 February 1985

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Production Companies:  Sun Yah Film

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min
Poster for the movie "Evening Bell"

Evening Bell (1989)

90 min - - 27 March 1989
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Taking place in the immediate aftermath of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Evening Bell follows a small platoon of five Chinese soldiers who must negotiate a devastated landscape, burying bodies, disarming mines, and eventually facing off against a starving band of Japanese soldiers who do not yet know that the war has ended.

Director:  Wu Ziniu

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Taking place in the immediate aftermath of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Evening Bell follows a small platoon of five Chinese soldiers who must negotiate a devastated landscape, burying bodies, disarming mines, and eventually facing off against a starving band of Japanese soldiers who do not yet know that the war has ended.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  27 March 1989

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

PG-13 123 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance - 3 August 1994
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The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the film progresses, each of the daughters encounters new men in their lives. When these new relationships blossom, the stereotypes are broken and the living situation within the family changes.. The film features several scenes displaying the techniques and artistry of gourmet Chinese cooking. Since the family members have difficulty expressing their love for each other, the intricate preparation of banquet quality dishes for their Sunday dinners is the surrogate for their familial feelings.

Director:  Ang Lee

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The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the film progresses, each of the daughters encounters new men in their lives. When these new relationships blossom, the stereotypes are broken and the living situation within the family changes.. The film features several scenes displaying the techniques and artistry of gourmet Chinese cooking. Since the family members have difficulty expressing their love for each other, the intricate preparation of banquet quality dishes for their Sunday dinners is the surrogate for their familial feelings.


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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Country:   Taiwan,   United States of America
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  3 August 1994

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Revenue:  $7,294,403

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Production Companies:  Good Machine, Ang Lee Productions, Central Motion Picture Corporation

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Runtime:  2 h 03 min
Poster for the movie "Evening Liaison"

Evening Liaison (1995)

98 min - - 1 May 1995
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In Shanghai in 1937, a journalist meets and falls for a woman who refuses to tell him her name, referring to herself only as "Ghost". She disappears, and his efforts to find her lead the journalist to clear up an old, unsolved murder case.

Director:  Chen Yifei

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In Shanghai in 1937, a journalist meets and falls for a woman who refuses to tell him her name, referring to herself only as "Ghost". She disappears, and his efforts to find her lead the journalist to clear up an old, unsolved murder case.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 May 1995

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min
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East Palace West Palace (1996)

90 min - Drama - 1 January 1996
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In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself interrogated for a whole night. His life-story which he tells during the interrogation reflects the general repression of the Chinese society. The policeman's attitude shifts from the initial revulsion to fascination and, finally, to attraction.

Director:  Zhang Yuan
Stars:  Si Han, Hu Jun, Zhao Wei

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In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself interrogated for a whole night. His life-story which he tells during the interrogation reflects the general repression of the Chinese society. The policeman's attitude shifts from the initial revulsion to fascination and, finally, to attraction.


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Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1996

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
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Ebola Syndrome (1996)

98 min - Comedy, Horror - 15 June 1996
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Kai San is a sleazy and despicable bastard of the most epic proportions. After being caught screwing the wife of his boss, he goes on a killing spree and flees Hong Kong. 10 years later, Kai finds himself working as a restaurant chef in South Africa. Overworked, underpaid, berated, and extorted by the restaurant owners who know of his fugitive status, Kai is a ticking time bomb...

Director:  Herman Yau
Writers:  Chau Ting

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Kai San is a sleazy and despicable bastard of the most epic proportions. After being caught screwing the wife of his boss, he goes on a killing spree and flees Hong Kong. 10 years later, Kai finds himself working as a restaurant chef in South Africa. Overworked, underpaid, berated, and extorted by the restaurant owners who know of his fugitive status, Kai is a ticking time bomb...


Collections: Herman Yau

Genres: Comedy, Horror

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  15 June 1996

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min
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Expect the Unexpected (1998)

87 min - Foreign - 28 May 1998
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In this "cops and robbers" film, a raid on a jewelry store staged by a band of amateur hold-up artists goes horribly wrong, leading to a shoot-out. The elite Organized Crime Bureau team, headed by Captain Ching King Gen, is poised to go into action at a moment's notice. Working as a unit, they bring law and order to Hong Kong streets, where they must rely on their courage and skills to survive.

Director:  Johnnie To, Patrick Yau
Writers:  Kam-Yuen Szeto, Taures Chow Yin-Han, Yau Nai-Hoi

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In this "cops and robbers" film, a raid on a jewelry store staged by a band of amateur hold-up artists goes horribly wrong, leading to a shoot-out. The elite Organized Crime Bureau team, headed by Captain Ching King Gen, is poised to go into action at a moment's notice. Working as a unit, they bring law and order to Hong Kong streets, where they must rely on their courage and skills to survive.


Collections: Johnnie To, Patrick Yau

Genres: Foreign

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  28 May 1998

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Runtime:  1 h 27 min
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Eating Air (1999)

100 min - Action, Romance - 9 December 1999
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Following the chronicles of Ah Bengs, Ah Boy, our anti-hero protagonist played by Benjamin Heng, introduces to us his gang of arcade playing, motorcycle riding, and rooftop gathering friends. While street corner gangs are not as sophisticated as organized hoodlums, they too practice their own brand of honor. Petty fights are common, and so are motorcycle challenges. But when his best friend Ah Gu chances upon drugs and borrows from loan sharks, what will happen to their friendship, as the challenges that they face become more and more dangerous.

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Following the chronicles of Ah Bengs, Ah Boy, our anti-hero protagonist played by Benjamin Heng, introduces to us his gang of arcade playing, motorcycle riding, and rooftop gathering friends. While street corner gangs are not as sophisticated as organized hoodlums, they too practice their own brand of honor. Petty fights are common, and so are motorcycle challenges. But when his best friend Ah Gu chances upon drugs and borrows from loan sharks, what will happen to their friendship, as the challenges that they face become more and more dangerous.



Genres: Action, Romance

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Country:   Singapore
Language:  English, Bahasa melayu, 普通话
Release Date:  9 December 1999

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min
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Eyes of a Beauty (2002)

125 min - Drama - 10 November 2002
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An aging opera singer facing retirement and a divorce. An energetic young woman seeking to escape her mundane life with her boyfriend. A young teacher obsessed with a new and rebellious student from Shanghai. All of them have one thing in common: their lives are intertwined with Xi Shi's, one of ancient China's legendary beauties.

Director:  Guan Hu

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An aging opera singer facing retirement and a divorce. An energetic young woman seeking to escape her mundane life with her boyfriend. A young teacher obsessed with a new and rebellious student from Shanghai. All of them have one thing in common: their lives are intertwined with Xi Shi's, one of ancient China's legendary beauties.


Collections: Guan Hu

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  10 November 2002

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Runtime:  2 h 05 min
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Explosive City (2004)

99 min - Action - 1 January 2004
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A young Japanese woman has been trained to become a professional killer since childhood. Two cops pursue the girl, who has assassinated a Hong Kong official.

Director:  Sam Leong

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A young Japanese woman has been trained to become a professional killer since childhood. Two cops pursue the girl, who has assassinated a Hong Kong official.


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Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 2004

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Production Companies:  Art Port

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Runtime:  1 h 39 min
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Elixir of Love (2004)

105 min - Comedy - 4 February 2004
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Heung, a fishwerwoman, is determined to help Kai, an amateur aromatherapist, find the ultimate elixir for the princess who has a bad case of body odour. Although Kai's initial aim is to find the cure and win the princess' heart, he and Heung draw closer every day in the quest for the ultimate cure.

Director:  Riley Yip

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Heung, a fishwerwoman, is determined to help Kai, an amateur aromatherapist, find the ultimate elixir for the princess who has a bad case of body odour. Although Kai's initial aim is to find the cure and win the princess' heart, he and Heung draw closer every day in the quest for the ultimate cure.


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Genres: Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Release Date:  4 February 2004

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Runtime:  1 h 45 min
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Eros (2004)

R 104 min - Drama, Romance - 9 September 2004
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A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor.

Writers:  Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh, Wong Kar-wai, Tonino Guerra

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A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor.



Tagline: Three visionary directors. One erotic journey.

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Country:   France,   Hong Kong,   Italy,   Luxembourg,   United Kingdom,   United States of America
Language:  English, Italian, 普通话
Release Date:  9 September 2004

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Production Companies:  Block 2 Pictures, Solaris Film, Delux Productions, Roissy Films, Fandango, Cité Films, Jet Tone Films

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Runtime:  1 h 44 min
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Electric Shadows (2004)

93 min - Drama, Foreign - 11 September 2004
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For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to his favorite escape, the movies.

Director:  Jiang Xiao

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For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to his favorite escape, the movies.


Collections: Jiang Xiao

Genres: Drama, Foreign

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  11 September 2004

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Runtime:  1 h 33 min
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Eat Hot Tofu Slowly (2005)

- 1 January 2005
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Director:  Feng Gong
Writers:  Yanjun Cui, Feng Gong

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Release Date:  1 January 2005

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Election (2005)

101 min - Crime, Drama - 14 May 2005
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A drama-thriller centered on a democratic election within an organized crime society.

Director:  Johnnie To

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A drama-thriller centered on a democratic election within an organized crime society.


Collections: Johnnie To

Genres: Crime, Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话, English
Release Date:  14 May 2005

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Production Companies:  China Star Entertainment, Milkyway Image Company, One Hundred Years of Film Company

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Runtime:  1 h 41 min
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Everlasting Regret (2005)

115 min - Drama, Foreign - 29 September 2005
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a film adaptation of Wang Anyi's popular and influential novel Changhen Ge.A person's life is destined to be shorter than that of a city. Having spent her whole life in Shanghai, Qiyao has her moments of prosperity and her fair share of loneliness. She finally fades and disappears but Shanghai remains a metropolitan city. Shanghai in the 1930s is glamorous and seductive. A pretty young girl from an ordinary family, Qiyao is lucky enough to win the 2nd runner-up of the "Miss Shanghai" contest. Mr. Cheng, her admirer as well as a photographer who assists her to her success, knows the girl is going to live an extraordinary life. It turns out she is going to witness the decades of changes to her city

Director:  Stanley Kwan

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a film adaptation of Wang Anyi's popular and influential novel Changhen Ge.A person's life is destined to be shorter than that of a city. Having spent her whole life in Shanghai, Qiyao has her moments of prosperity and her fair share of loneliness. She finally fades and disappears but Shanghai remains a metropolitan city. Shanghai in the 1930s is glamorous and seductive. A pretty young girl from an ordinary family, Qiyao is lucky enough to win the 2nd runner-up of the "Miss Shanghai" contest. Mr. Cheng, her admirer as well as a photographer who assists her to her success, knows the girl is going to live an extraordinary life. It turns out she is going to witness the decades of changes to her city


Collections: Stanley Kwan

Genres: Drama, Foreign

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Country:   Hong Kong,   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  29 September 2005

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Runtime:  1 h 55 min

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