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Raised from Dust

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Xiao-Li is a devoted housewife and an active member of her local Catholic church in the farmlands of southern China. Her faith is put to the test when her husband is hospitalized with respiratory illness caused by unsafe working conditions.

Director:  Xiao'er Gan

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Xiao-Li is a devoted housewife and an active member of her local Catholic church in the farmlands of southern China. Her faith is put to the test when her husband is hospitalized with respiratory illness caused by unsafe working conditions.


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Runtime:  1 h 42 min
Poster for the movie "Romance of the West Chamber"

Romance of the West Chamber (1927)

49 min - - 1 January 1927
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A love story between a poor scholar and wealthy woman. The film is an adaption of the classic Chinese dramatic work Romance of the West Chamber by Wang Shifu. Originally consisting of ten film reels, only 5 reels have survived.

Director:  Minwei Li, Hou Yao

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A love story between a poor scholar and wealthy woman. The film is an adaption of the classic Chinese dramatic work Romance of the West Chamber by Wang Shifu. Originally consisting of ten film reels, only 5 reels have survived.


Collections: Hou Yao, Minwei Li

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Country:   China
Release Date:  1 January 1927

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Production Companies:  Minxin Film Company (Shanghai)

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Runtime:  0 h 49 min
Poster for the movie "Red Heroine"

Red Heroine (1929)

94 min - Action - 11 July 1929
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Red Heroine was a smash hit on release and a prime example of the martial arts explosion of the late 20s (setting the template for later revivals), but with a crucial twist: in place of the typical, manly hero we have a swashbuckling woman. At first she’s a helpless abductee, then an unstoppable killing machine, fighting to stop a tyrannical warlord ravaging the countryside and enslaving numerous (very) scantily-clad young women.

Director:  Yimin Wen

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Red Heroine was a smash hit on release and a prime example of the martial arts explosion of the late 20s (setting the template for later revivals), but with a crucial twist: in place of the typical, manly hero we have a swashbuckling woman. At first she’s a helpless abductee, then an unstoppable killing machine, fighting to stop a tyrannical warlord ravaging the countryside and enslaving numerous (very) scantily-clad young women.


Collections: Yimin Wen

Tagline: The only surviving extant feature length martial arts film from China

Genres: Action

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  11 July 1929

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Runtime:  1 h 34 min
Poster for the movie "Remorse at Death"

Remorse at Death (1948)

62 min - Drama - 30 January 1948
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The story of two people who were forced to marry each without sincere feelings, resulting in a story of life and death.

Director:  Fei Mu

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The story of two people who were forced to marry each without sincere feelings, resulting in a story of life and death.


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Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  30 January 1948

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Production Companies:  Yihua Film Company

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Runtime:  1 h 02 min
Poster for the movie "Red Crag"

Red Crag (1965)

138 min - - 1 January 1965
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A taut wartime thriller, Red Crag: Life in Eternal Flame anticipates the paranoia and violence of the imminent Cultural Revolution while harking back to the aesthetic splendour of the Golden Age Shanghai cinema of the late 1940s. (This opulence is largely due to the work of cinematographer Zhu Jinming, the master visual stylist of Shangrao Concentration Camp and other key "Seventeen Years" films.) The film concerns a hard-boiled woman working in the Chongqing Communist underground during World War II, whose commitment to the guerrilla cause is only intensified after she witnesses her husband's head mounted on the city walls by the Nationalist forces.

Director:  Choui Khoua

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A taut wartime thriller, Red Crag: Life in Eternal Flame anticipates the paranoia and violence of the imminent Cultural Revolution while harking back to the aesthetic splendour of the Golden Age Shanghai cinema of the late 1940s. (This opulence is largely due to the work of cinematographer Zhu Jinming, the master visual stylist of Shangrao Concentration Camp and other key "Seventeen Years" films.) The film concerns a hard-boiled woman working in the Chongqing Communist underground during World War II, whose commitment to the guerrilla cause is only intensified after she witnesses her husband's head mounted on the city walls by the Nationalist forces.


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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1965

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Runtime:  2 h 18 min
Poster for the movie "Return of the One-Armed Swordsman"

Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)

106 min - Action - 28 February 1969
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The notorious “One-Armed Swordsman” who has spent the last two years retired from the martial world as a simple farmer with his wife. Of course this idyllic life is about to be sliced to ribbons by Chang’s wicked imagination. He concocts a savory setup when he introduces, not one, but eight unique villains known as the Eight Kings of Swords and their sword-wielding entourage for Wang Yu to eventually chop his way through.

Director:  Chang Cheh
Writers:  Chang Cheh

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The notorious “One-Armed Swordsman” who has spent the last two years retired from the martial world as a simple farmer with his wife. Of course this idyllic life is about to be sliced to ribbons by Chang’s wicked imagination. He concocts a savory setup when he introduces, not one, but eight unique villains known as the Eight Kings of Swords and their sword-wielding entourage for Wang Yu to eventually chop his way through.


Collections: Chang Cheh

Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  28 February 1969

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 46 min
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Raid on the White Tiger Regiment (1972)

123 min - War, Music - 1 January 1972
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This classic revolutionary model opera is based on a true story during the relatively short-term military conflict in which South Korea's best elite troop the White Tiger Regiment, that was a mechanized force fully equipped by the United States and boasted of being invincible (in a typical South Korean manner of bragging and fabricating), was destroyed in a raid.

Director:  Li Su, Yan Wang
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This classic revolutionary model opera is based on a true story during the relatively short-term military conflict in which South Korea's best elite troop the White Tiger Regiment, that was a mechanized force fully equipped by the United States and boasted of being invincible (in a typical South Korean manner of bragging and fabricating), was destroyed in a raid.


Collections: Li Su, Yan Wang

Genres: War, Music

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1972

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Production Companies:  Changchun Film Studio

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Runtime:  2 h 03 min
Poster for the movie "Romance on Lushan Mountain"

庐山恋 (1980)

90 min - 爱情 - 1 January 1980
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中美建交后,侨居美国的国民党将军周振武的女儿周筠(张瑜 饰)回到祖国观光,在庐山游玩的途中,她巧遇有志青年耿桦(郭凯敏 饰)。两个对祖国怀有无限热爱且充满远大志向的青年走到一起,经过短短几天的相处,他们渐渐产生了感情。然而很快耿桦便因此受到审查,周筠也郁郁离开。十年浩劫结束后,已是清华研究生的耿桦在庐山和周筠重逢,这对相爱之人不愿再被分开,彼此约定婚期。而当耿桦的父亲得知周筠的身世时,却对这门婚事断然拒绝……女主角张瑜凭借本片当选第一届金鸡奖和同年百花奖的“双料影后”。

Director:  Zumo Huang
Writers:  Bicheng Bi

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中美建交后,侨居美国的国民党将军周振武的女儿周筠(张瑜 饰)回到祖国观光,在庐山游玩的途中,她巧遇有志青年耿桦(郭凯敏 饰)。两个对祖国怀有无限热爱且充满远大志向的青年走到一起,经过短短几天的相处,他们渐渐产生了感情。然而很快耿桦便因此受到审查,周筠也郁郁离开。十年浩劫结束后,已是清华研究生的耿桦在庐山和周筠重逢,这对相爱之人不愿再被分开,彼此约定婚期。而当耿桦的父亲得知周筠的身世时,却对这门婚事断然拒绝……女主角张瑜凭借本片当选第一届金鸡奖和同年百花奖的“双料影后”。


Collections: Zumo Huang

Genres: 爱情

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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1980

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
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Rickshaw Boy (1982)

- 1 January 1982
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Drama directed by Zifeng Ling.

Director:  Zifeng Ling

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Drama directed by Zifeng Ling.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1982

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Red Elephant (1982)

75 min - Family - 15 July 1982
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In the southwest frontiers of China there lie many luxuriant forests where live a great variety of plants and animals. Three kids of Daizu minority is told by a granny that a red elephant which is the symbol of God lives in the forest so in a summer vacation they go into the forest to look for the elephant and finally they discover the secret of the elephant.

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In the southwest frontiers of China there lie many luxuriant forests where live a great variety of plants and animals. Three kids of Daizu minority is told by a granny that a red elephant which is the symbol of God lives in the forest so in a summer vacation they go into the forest to look for the elephant and finally they discover the secret of the elephant.



Genres: Family

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  15 July 1982

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Production Companies:  Children's Film Studio

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Runtime:  1 h 15 min
Poster for the movie "Reign Behind a Curtain"

Reign Behind a Curtain (1983)

102 min - Drama, History - 20 October 1983
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Director:  Li Han-Hsiang
Writers:  Chuen Bun Wong

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Collections: Li Han-Hsiang

Genres: Drama, History

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Country:   China,   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  20 October 1983

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Runtime:  1 h 42 min
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River Without Buoys (1984)

90 min - - 15 May 1984
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Three men steer timber rafts on the Xiaohui river. Fifty-something Pan Laowu is still single. Thirsty years ago, he was in love with a girl. He talks about memory of this love affair with regret.

Director:  Tian-Ming Wu
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Three men steer timber rafts on the Xiaohui river. Fifty-something Pan Laowu is still single. Thirsty years ago, he was in love with a girl. He talks about memory of this love affair with regret.


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Release Date:  15 May 1984

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
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Run Tiger Run (1985)

86 min - Family, Comedy - 1 January 1985
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Two street urchins meet up with a sad and lonely rich kid. They become friends when the kid's shady uncle mistakes them for his nephews.

Director:  John Woo

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Two street urchins meet up with a sad and lonely rich kid. They become friends when the kid's shady uncle mistakes them for his nephews.


Collections: John Woo

Genres: Family, Comedy

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Country:   Taiwan,   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话, English
Release Date:  1 January 1985

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Production Companies:  Cinema City

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min
Poster for the movie "Red Sorghum"

Red Sorghum (1987)

91 min - Drama, War - 1 January 1987
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An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed by Jiu'er. When the Japanese invaders subject the area to their rule and cut down the sorghum to make way for a road, the community rises up and resists as the sorghum grows anew.

Director:  Zhang Yimou
Writers:  Jianyu Chen

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An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed by Jiu'er. When the Japanese invaders subject the area to their rule and cut down the sorghum to make way for a road, the community rises up and resists as the sorghum grows anew.


Collections: Zhang Yimou

Genres: Drama, War

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Country:   China
Language:  Japanese, 普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1987

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Runtime:  1 h 31 min
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Rock Kids (1988)

90 min - - 1 January 1988
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Realistic portraits of Chinese youth embracing western culture

Director:  Tian Zhuangzhuang
Stars:  Ke Shi, Tao Jin

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Realistic portraits of Chinese youth embracing western culture


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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1988

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
Poster for the movie "Riki-Oh: The Wall of Hell"

Riki-Oh: The Wall of Hell (1989)

45 min - Action, Animation, Foreign - 25 June 1989
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The story follows Saiga Riki-Oh, a young man blessed with inhuman strength. After taking revenge against a yakuza boss who was responsible for the death of his girlfriend, he ends up in a maximum security prison owned by a private organization.

Director:  Satoshi Dezaki
Stars:  Bin Shimada

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The story follows Saiga Riki-Oh, a young man blessed with inhuman strength. After taking revenge against a yakuza boss who was responsible for the death of his girlfriend, he ends up in a maximum security prison owned by a private organization.


Collections: Satoshi Dezaki

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Country:   Japan
Language:  Japanese
Release Date:  25 June 1989

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Runtime:  0 h 45 min
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Riki-Oh 2: Child of Destruction (1990)

45 min - Action, Animation, Foreign - 1 January 1990
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Riki finds himself in the town of Misaki, dotted with illegal nuclear power plants and run by a religious fanatic military organization called "God's Judgment." He is taken prisoner and made to fight in gladiatorial matches in a sprawling arena. He finds his brother, whose special powers have given him the name of "Savior," but his reunion with his resentful sibling turns sour rather quickly.

Director:  Satoshi Dezaki
Stars:  Bin Shimada

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Riki finds himself in the town of Misaki, dotted with illegal nuclear power plants and run by a religious fanatic military organization called "God's Judgment." He is taken prisoner and made to fight in gladiatorial matches in a sprawling arena. He finds his brother, whose special powers have given him the name of "Savior," but his reunion with his resentful sibling turns sour rather quickly.


Collections: Satoshi Dezaki

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Country:   Japan
Language:  Japanese
Release Date:  1 January 1990

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Production Companies:  Media Blasters

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Runtime:  0 h 45 min
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Robotrix (1991)

90 min - Action, Comedy, Science Fiction, Sexy - 31 May 1991
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A mad scientist transfers his mind to a wicked robot, which then embarks on a program of kidnaping, rape and murder, during which a female detective is killed. To fight the robot, the police woman's corpse is then made into a robotrix.

Director:  Jamie Luk Kim-Ming
Writers:  Jamie Luk Kim-Ming

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A mad scientist transfers his mind to a wicked robot, which then embarks on a program of kidnaping, rape and murder, during which a female detective is killed. To fight the robot, the police woman's corpse is then made into a robotrix.


Collections: Jamie Luk Kim-Ming

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  31 May 1991

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
Poster for the movie "Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky"

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

90 min - Action, Horror, Science Fiction - 5 October 1991
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Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally 'through' the feared 'gang of four', and undergo multiple tortures before facing the governor in one of the goriest climaxes ever seen.

Director:  Lam Nai-Choi

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Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally 'through' the feared 'gang of four', and undergo multiple tortures before facing the governor in one of the goriest climaxes ever seen.


Collections: Lam Nai-Choi

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Country:   Hong Kong,   Japan
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  5 October 1991

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Production Companies:  Diagonal Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

125 min - Drama - 20 December 1991
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China in the 1920's. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand...

Director:  Zhang Yimou
Writers:  Ni Zhen

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China in the 1920's. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand...


Collections: Zhang Yimou

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China,   Hong Kong,   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  20 December 1991

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Production Companies:  China Film Co-Production Corporation, ERA International, Century Communications, Salon Films

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Runtime:  2 h 05 min
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Raped by an Angel (1993)

95 min - Thriller - 1 January 1993
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A lawyer is fascinated by an advertisement with two models, Lam and Man. He arranges a rape plan against Man. He kills her and plots to make the next a suicide. Lam realizes Man is tortured to death, she uses her body to allure him into a trap.

Director:  Andrew Lau
Writers:  Wong Jing

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A lawyer is fascinated by an advertisement with two models, Lam and Man. He arranges a rape plan against Man. He kills her and plots to make the next a suicide. Lam realizes Man is tortured to death, she uses her body to allure him into a trap.


Collections: Andrew Lau

Genres: Thriller

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  1 January 1993

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Production Companies:  Wong Jing's Workshop

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Runtime:  1 h 35 min
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Rebels of the Neon God (1993)

106 min - Drama - 1 February 1993
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Defying his parents, disaffected youth Hsiao Kang drops out of the local cram school to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a young hoodlum, and their relationship is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry that soon leads to trouble.

Director:  Tsai Ming-liang
Writers:  Tsai Ming-liang

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Defying his parents, disaffected youth Hsiao Kang drops out of the local cram school to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a young hoodlum, and their relationship is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry that soon leads to trouble.


Collections: Tsai Ming-liang

Genres: Drama

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Country:   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 February 1993

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Production Companies:  Central Motion Pictures, Central Motion Pictures Corporation, Golden Harvest Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 46 min
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Revanchist (1994)

90 min - Action, Crime - 1 January 1994
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Longtime brothers Fay (Chang Jian-Li) and Fong (Lau Sek-Ming) come to Shanghai dreaming of a future. Ending up in the Horng Men gang, Fong is eventually sentenced to prison while his brother rises through the ranks. On an undercover mission in rival gang run by Shu (Wang Hsieh), Fay is killed and his brother seeks revenge once out on mainly Ti Chi (Zhang Feng-Yi - Farewell My Concubine)... Source: http://www.sogoodreviews.com/reviews/revanchist.html

Director:  Chong Yan-Gin

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Longtime brothers Fay (Chang Jian-Li) and Fong (Lau Sek-Ming) come to Shanghai dreaming of a future. Ending up in the Horng Men gang, Fong is eventually sentenced to prison while his brother rises through the ranks. On an undercover mission in rival gang run by Shu (Wang Hsieh), Fay is killed and his brother seeks revenge once out on mainly Ti Chi (Zhang Feng-Yi - Farewell My Concubine)... Source: http://www.sogoodreviews.com/reviews/revanchist.html


Collections: Chong Yan-Gin

Genres: Action, Crime

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Country:   Hong Kong,   China,   Taiwan
Language:  Mandarin
Release Date:  1 January 1994

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Production Companies:  Bao Shiung Film & Communication

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
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Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994)

111 min - Drama - 14 October 1994
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A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate the doors and vases at the factory. The woman, forbidden to marry and thereby involve outsiders in the factory ownership, finds herself drawn to the headstrong painter. When they fall in love, the situation throws her entire life into disarray

Director:  Ping He
Stars:  Jing Ning, Wu Gang

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A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate the doors and vases at the factory. The woman, forbidden to marry and thereby involve outsiders in the factory ownership, finds herself drawn to the headstrong painter. When they fall in love, the situation throws her entire life into disarray


Collections: Ping He

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China,   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  14 October 1994

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Runtime:  1 h 51 min

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