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Soul Inn

87 min min - Drama -
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After losing his father, Asheng renovates his seashore house to open an inn, where he awaits his mother, who left 20 years ago. A beautiful piece by a Chinese talent who studied in Japan and France shines.

Director:  Zheng Yi
Writers:  Zheng Yi, Zhu Shanpo

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After losing his father, Asheng renovates his seashore house to open an inn, where he awaits his mother, who left 20 years ago. A beautiful piece by a Chinese talent who studied in Japan and France shines.


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Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  Mandarin

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Runtime:  1 h 27 min
Poster for the movie "Struggling"

Struggling (1932)

85 min - War, Drama, Romance - 29 November 1932
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A Chinese couple in the 1930s struggle to survive. Things get complicated for them when he enlists to fight the war against Japan.

Director:  Dongshan Shi
Writers:  Dongshan Shi

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A Chinese couple in the 1930s struggle to survive. Things get complicated for them when he enlists to fight the war against Japan.


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Genres: War, Drama, Romance

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  29 November 1932

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Runtime:  1 h 25 min
Poster for the movie "Spring Silkworms"

Spring Silkworms (1933)

100 min - - 1 January 1933
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This early classic of Golden Age Shanghai cinema echoes Visconti's classic La Terra Trema in its beautifully rendered story of a humble silk-farming family struggling to be free of debt to exploitative middlemen.

Director:  Bugao Cheng

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This early classic of Golden Age Shanghai cinema echoes Visconti's classic La Terra Trema in its beautifully rendered story of a humble silk-farming family struggling to be free of debt to exploitative middlemen.


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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1933

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min
Poster for the movie "Song of the Fishermen"

Song of the Fishermen (1934)

Drama - 6 April 1934
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The story is about a fisherman's family living near to Shanghai. In the beginning, twin babies are born, a boy and a girl. Their growing-up is briefly sketched, and their friendship with "young master", a boy from rich family about their age.

Director:  Chusheng Cai
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The story is about a fisherman's family living near to Shanghai. In the beginning, twin babies are born, a boy and a girl. Their growing-up is briefly sketched, and their friendship with "young master", a boy from rich family about their age.


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Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Release Date:  6 April 1934

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Poster for the movie "Scenes of City Life"

Scenes of City Life (1935)

92 min - Drama - 1 January 1935
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Two boys take in a female companion after their mother dies

Director:  Muzhi Yuan

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Two boys take in a female companion after their mother dies


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Genres: Drama

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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1935

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Runtime:  1 h 32 min
Poster for the movie "Song of China"

Song of China (1935)

65 min - - 6 September 1935
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A businessman moves his family from the city to the countryside to open a school.

Director:  Fei Mu, Ming-Yau Lo

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A businessman moves his family from the city to the countryside to open a school.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  6 September 1935

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Runtime:  1 h 05 min
Poster for the movie "Street Angel"

Street Angel (1937)

91 min - - 1 January 1937
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Praised by contemporary reviewers for its vivid portrayal of the urban underclass in 1930s China. Loosely based on Frank Borzage's silent classic, SEVENTH HEAVEN.

Director:  Muzhi Yuan
Stars:  Lingyu Ruan

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Praised by contemporary reviewers for its vivid portrayal of the urban underclass in 1930s China. Loosely based on Frank Borzage's silent classic, SEVENTH HEAVEN.


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Release Date:  1 January 1937

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Runtime:  1 h 31 min
Poster for the movie "Song at Midnight"

Song at Midnight (1937)

113 min - Drama, Horror, Foreign - 1 January 1937
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In this Chinese version of The Phantom of the Opera, the mysterious Song Danping terrorizes the newly rebuilt opera house and its young star.

Director:  Ma-Xu Weibang
Writers:  Ma-Xu Weibang

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In this Chinese version of The Phantom of the Opera, the mysterious Song Danping terrorizes the newly rebuilt opera house and its young star.


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Genres: Drama, Horror, Foreign

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1937

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Production Companies:  Xinhua

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Runtime:  1 h 53 min

Scenes of Yan'An (1941)

15 min - Documentary - 1 June 1941
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A short Hong Kong documentary

Writers:  Lam Chong, Tsui Tin-Cheong
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A short Hong Kong documentary


Collections: Lam Chong, Tsui Tin-Cheong

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  1 June 1941

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Production Companies:  Qingnian Photography Group

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Runtime:  0 h 15 min
Poster for the movie "Spring in a Small Town"

Spring in a Small Town (1948)

94 min - Drama, Foreign, Romance - 1 February 1948
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After eight years of marriage to Liyan - once rich but now a shadow of his former self following a long, ruinous war - Yuwen does little except deliver his daily medication. A surprise visit from Liyan's friend Zhang re-energises the household, but also stirs up dangerously suppressed longings and resentments.

Director:  Fei Mu

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After eight years of marriage to Liyan - once rich but now a shadow of his former self following a long, ruinous war - Yuwen does little except deliver his daily medication. A surprise visit from Liyan's friend Zhang re-energises the household, but also stirs up dangerously suppressed longings and resentments.


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Genres: Drama, Foreign, Romance

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 February 1948

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Production Companies:  Wenhua Film Company

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Runtime:  1 h 34 min

Sorrows of the Forbidden City (1948)

120 min - - 10 November 1948
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Have no other info than it was part of Hong Kong Film Awards' 100 Best Chinese Movies.

Director:  Shilin Zhu
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Have no other info than it was part of Hong Kong Film Awards' 100 Best Chinese Movies.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  10 November 1948

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Runtime:  2 h 00 min

Spring (1953)

- 2 January 1953
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Directed by Sun-fung Lee.

Director:  Sun-fung Lee

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Directed by Sun-fung Lee.


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Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  2 January 1953

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Poster for the movie "Spring Blossoms"

Spring Blossoms (1968)

86 min - - 18 April 1968
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Spring Blossoms is a parable about the Chinese youth culture and what's important to the younger generation when it comes to romance. It starred a new wave of seventies, Shaw's beauties, Lily Li, Shu Pei-pei and Essie Lin-chia as single women looking for love. It's a triple-decker romantic bus ride on a road to nowhere speeding toward a low bridge. Only Lily Li became successful via her martial-arts abilities, so awesomely featured in Jackie Chan's The Young Master.

Director:  Griffin Yueh Feng

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Spring Blossoms is a parable about the Chinese youth culture and what's important to the younger generation when it comes to romance. It starred a new wave of seventies, Shaw's beauties, Lily Li, Shu Pei-pei and Essie Lin-chia as single women looking for love. It's a triple-decker romantic bus ride on a road to nowhere speeding toward a low bridge. Only Lily Li became successful via her martial-arts abilities, so awesomely featured in Jackie Chan's The Young Master.


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Country:   Hong Kong
Release Date:  18 April 1968

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min
Poster for the movie "Swordsman With an Umbrella"

Swordsman With an Umbrella (1970)

132' min - Action - 4 April 1970
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When Iron Umbrella was a child, he woke one night to find his parents murdered by a sinister man with a long sword scar across his forehead. Ironman comes upon the boy and decides to raise him as his own. Iron Umbrella grows to become a man, and sets off to avenge his parents' death.

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When Iron Umbrella was a child, he woke one night to find his parents murdered by a sinister man with a long sword scar across his forehead. Ironman comes upon the boy and decides to raise him as his own. Iron Umbrella grows to become a man, and sets off to avenge his parents' death.


Collections: Hung Shih, Kan-Chuan Chen

Genres: Action

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Country:   Taiwan
Language:  Mandarin
Release Date:  4 April 1970

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Production Companies:  Chan's Film Company

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Runtime:  2 h 12 min
Poster for the movie "Sparkling Red Star"

Sparkling Red Star (1974)

104 min - - 1 January 1974
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The story of Pan Dongzi, a teenager and son of a Communist army officer. When the father is called off, he leaves Dongzi a red star as a symbol of the cause. While he is away, a bourgeois landlord, Hu Hansan, returns to Dongzi's village where he exacts revenge upon the peasants who had forced him out

Director:  Ang Li, Jun Li

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The story of Pan Dongzi, a teenager and son of a Communist army officer. When the father is called off, he leaves Dongzi a red star as a symbol of the cause. While he is away, a bourgeois landlord, Hu Hansan, returns to Dongzi's village where he exacts revenge upon the peasants who had forced him out


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1974

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Runtime:  1 h 44 min
Poster for the movie "Super Inframan"

Super Inframan (1975)

90 min - Action, Adventure, Science Fiction - 1 January 1975
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The surface of the Earth is under attack, thousands of people are killed in this unprovoked attacked. The cause, Princess Dragonmon and her army of monsters have decided to invade. Princess Dragonmon is an alien whose race has been hiding under us for centuries waiting to attack and the time is right. A doctor has been preparing for something like this and turns his assistant Rayma into the cyborg hero known as Inframan. Now only Inframan stands between the Earth and Princess Dragonmon but when a close friend is captured and brainwashed, can she be stopped with this inside man feeding her info?

Director:  Hua Shan
Writers:  Ni Kuang

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The surface of the Earth is under attack, thousands of people are killed in this unprovoked attacked. The cause, Princess Dragonmon and her army of monsters have decided to invade. Princess Dragonmon is an alien whose race has been hiding under us for centuries waiting to attack and the time is right. A doctor has been preparing for something like this and turns his assistant Rayma into the cyborg hero known as Inframan. Now only Inframan stands between the Earth and Princess Dragonmon but when a close friend is captured and brainwashed, can she be stopped with this inside man feeding her info?


Collections: Hua Shan

Tagline: The man beyond bionics.

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1975

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
Poster for the movie "Swordsman and Enchantress"

Swordsman and Enchantress (1978)

86 min - Action, Adventure - 11 August 1978
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Asian fans of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon recognized that its director Ang Lee was actually inspired by director Chu Yuan and novelist Ku Lung's wonderful tales of a "martial art world" where all wushu warriors try to attain the "Deer Sword" and escape from the insidious maze-like "Toy Land." Master kung-fu choreographer Tang Chia leads the king and queen of Shaw's swordplay, Ti Lung and Lily Li, in a fascinating and entertaining adventure of consummate swordmen and sorceresses.

Director:  Chor Yuen
Writers:  Chor Yuen

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Asian fans of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon recognized that its director Ang Lee was actually inspired by director Chu Yuan and novelist Ku Lung's wonderful tales of a "martial art world" where all wushu warriors try to attain the "Deer Sword" and escape from the insidious maze-like "Toy Land." Master kung-fu choreographer Tang Chia leads the king and queen of Shaw's swordplay, Ti Lung and Lily Li, in a fascinating and entertaining adventure of consummate swordmen and sorceresses.


Collections: Chor Yuen

Genres: Action, Adventure

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  11 August 1978

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min
Poster for the movie "Shanhu dao shang de shi guang"

Shanhu dao shang de shi guang (1980)

- 1 January 1980
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Director:  Hongmei Zhang

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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1980

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Poster for the movie "She mao ho hun hsing"

She mao ho hun hsing (1980)

98 min - - 6 March 1980
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Lackey and the Lady tiger

Stars:  Siu Hung Chang

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Lackey and the Lady tiger



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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Spanish, Cantonese
Release Date:  6 March 1980

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Production Companies:  Seasonal Film Corporation

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Runtime:  1 h 38 min
Poster for the movie "Slave Contract"

Slave Contract (1982)

69 min - - 1 January 1982
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A wife and her husband make an agreement where the wife become the slave of him. A couple rent Nami for three months from a supplier who "trains" women to be slaves and submit to everything no matter how degrading, humiliating or painful.

Director:  Masaru Konuma

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A wife and her husband make an agreement where the wife become the slave of him. A couple rent Nami for three months from a supplier who "trains" women to be slaves and submit to everything no matter how degrading, humiliating or painful.


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Language:  Japanese
Release Date:  1 January 1982

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Runtime:  1 h 09 min
Poster for the movie "Strange Friends"

Strange Friends (1983)

80 min - - 1 February 1983
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Three strangers, two men and a woman, end up sharing a compartment on a train leaving Beijing for Shanghai -- the lone woman is quiet while one of the young men is gregarious and funny, and the other is more reserved, but compassionate. Eventually, the men cannot help but note the woman's silence -- it turns out she is running away from her employers who felt she was pretty much a derelict, and from some friends who were of questionable ethics, though she is not about to say anything to the two men. When she gets off the train in Nanjing, one of the young men from the train -- somewhat worried about his silent travel partner -- decides to follow her to make sure she will be okay. And it is a good thing he did so because she is menacingly approached by some obvious thugs and the young man gets her out of the potentially hazardous encounter.

Director:  Lei Xu
Stars:  Ling Li

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Three strangers, two men and a woman, end up sharing a compartment on a train leaving Beijing for Shanghai -- the lone woman is quiet while one of the young men is gregarious and funny, and the other is more reserved, but compassionate. Eventually, the men cannot help but note the woman's silence -- it turns out she is running away from her employers who felt she was pretty much a derelict, and from some friends who were of questionable ethics, though she is not about to say anything to the two men. When she gets off the train in Nanjing, one of the young men from the train -- somewhat worried about his silent travel partner -- decides to follow her to make sure she will be okay. And it is a good thing he did so because she is menacingly approached by some obvious thugs and the young man gets her out of the potentially hazardous encounter.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 February 1983

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Runtime:  1 h 20 min
Poster for the movie "Shaolin & Wu Tang"

Shaolin & Wu Tang (1983)

87 min - Action - 7 July 1983
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Master Liu and Master Law are rival masters of Shaolin style kung fu, and Wudang style sword fighting, running schools in the same city. Their top students, Chao Fung-wu, and Hung Jun-kit, are actually close friends. After observing the two students fighting at a brothel, the Lord determines that the two styles are dangerous, and he must learn both.

Director:  Gordon Liu Chia-Hui
Writers:  Pa-Ching Huang

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Master Liu and Master Law are rival masters of Shaolin style kung fu, and Wudang style sword fighting, running schools in the same city. Their top students, Chao Fung-wu, and Hung Jun-kit, are actually close friends. After observing the two students fighting at a brothel, the Lord determines that the two styles are dangerous, and he must learn both.


Collections: Gordon Liu Chia-Hui

Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  7 July 1983

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Budget:  $1,181,152

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Production Companies:  Hing Fat Film Company

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Runtime:  1 h 27 min
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Shanghai 13 (1984)

90 min - Action, Foreign, Horror - 4 February 1984
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A patriot finds evidence that the government is collaborating with a foreign power. If the people knew about the deception, they would revolt and overthrow the corrupt government. One patriot in office steals the proof and must make it out of the country. He gets assistance from a local rebel leader who is in charge of a motley group of fighters called the Shanghai 13. Not all of them can be trusted, as some of them will turn in the government official. Our weak protagonist must run a gauntlet of the who's who already mentioned.

Director:  Chang Cheh
Writers:  Chang Cheh

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A patriot finds evidence that the government is collaborating with a foreign power. If the people knew about the deception, they would revolt and overthrow the corrupt government. One patriot in office steals the proof and must make it out of the country. He gets assistance from a local rebel leader who is in charge of a motley group of fighters called the Shanghai 13. Not all of them can be trusted, as some of them will turn in the government official. Our weak protagonist must run a gauntlet of the who's who already mentioned.


Collections: Chang Cheh

Genres: Action, Foreign, Horror

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Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  4 February 1984

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min
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Sacrificed Youth (1985)

92 min - Drama - 1 January 1985
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Fourth Generation icon Zhang Nuanxin made her masterpiece with this coming-of-age tale about a teenage city girl who is "sent down" to the mountainous territory of Yunnan province during the Cultural Revolution.

Director:  Zhang Nuanxin

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Fourth Generation icon Zhang Nuanxin made her masterpiece with this coming-of-age tale about a teenage city girl who is "sent down" to the mountainous territory of Yunnan province during the Cultural Revolution.


Collections: Zhang Nuanxin

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1985

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Runtime:  1 h 32 min

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