Movies by Release Date: 1999-07

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A Man Called Hero (1999)

116 min - Action, Adventure, Drama, Foreign - 17 July 1999
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Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts school, a Japanese named Invincible. Tensions between Chinese and Japanese, plus U.S. racism, mark the tale. Hero marries Jade, leaves her in China when he goes to America as an indentured servant, rebels against cruel labor conditions, and is joined by her in New York City where she has twins. Jump ahead 16 years: their son Sword comes to New York looking for his father. There, Sword hears many stories of his father, which we see in flashbacks, and the stage is set for the battle with Invincible.

Director:  Andrew Lau
Writers:  Manfred Wong

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Episodic saga from the first half of the 20th century follows Hero Hua from an ill-omened June day in his youth to a showdown 17 years later with a disaffected member of his martial-arts school, a Japanese named Invincible. Tensions between Chinese and Japanese, plus U.S. racism, mark the tale. Hero marries Jade, leaves her in China when he goes to America as an indentured servant, rebels against cruel labor conditions, and is joined by her in New York City where she has twins. Jump ahead 16 years: their son Sword comes to New York looking for his father. There, Sword hears many stories of his father, which we see in flashbacks, and the stage is set for the battle with Invincible.


Collections: Andrew Lau

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, English
Release Date:  17 July 1999

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Production Companies:  Shanghai Film Studios, China Film Co-Production Corporation, Sil-Metropole Organisation Ltd., Golden Harvest Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 56 min

The Truth About Jane and Sam (1999)

100 min - Comedy, Romance, Drama - 20 July 1999
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Sam, a fresh graduate from Singapore, works as a journalist in Hong Kong to gain wider exposure in life. He chances upon Jane, an intriguing mainland girl who lives a wayward, depraved life on the streets of Hong Kong. Because of her previous experiences in life, she is highly distrustful of men and spends her days smoking, taking drugs and booze. Sam, from a rich Singapore family, finds his social view broadened as he spends time with Jane in an effort to capture a good feature story. What started out as fascination over her for a cover story develops into a heart-warming love story. The two fall in love but their love is tested under the harsh light of societal comparisons.

Director:  Derek Yee Tung-Sing
Writers:  Derek Yee Tung-Sing

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Sam, a fresh graduate from Singapore, works as a journalist in Hong Kong to gain wider exposure in life. He chances upon Jane, an intriguing mainland girl who lives a wayward, depraved life on the streets of Hong Kong. Because of her previous experiences in life, she is highly distrustful of men and spends her days smoking, taking drugs and booze. Sam, from a rich Singapore family, finds his social view broadened as he spends time with Jane in an effort to capture a good feature story. What started out as fascination over her for a cover story develops into a heart-warming love story. The two fall in love but their love is tested under the harsh light of societal comparisons.


Collections: Derek Yee Tung-Sing

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong,   Singapore
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  20 July 1999

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min

Lotus Lantern (1999)

84 min - Animation - 30 July 1999
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A young boy named Chen Xiang uses a magical lotus lantern to search for and rescue his mother, a goddess, from the cruel punishment she received from her brother, the king of the gods, for falling in love with a mortal man.

Director:  Guang Xi Chang
Writers:  Dawei Wang
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A young boy named Chen Xiang uses a magical lotus lantern to search for and rescue his mother, a goddess, from the cruel punishment she received from her brother, the king of the gods, for falling in love with a mortal man.


Collections: Guang Xi Chang

Genres: Animation

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  30 July 1999

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Production Companies:  Shanghai Animation Film Studio, 上海美术电影制片厂

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Runtime:  1 h 24 min

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