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The Dream Of The Red Chamber

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The Dream Of The Red Chamber (1977)

108 min - Romance, Drama - 26 October 1977
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Li Han-Hsiang's adaptation of the classic Qing Dynasty novel will take viewers to the heightened pleasures of love and the despairing depths of betrayal. Timeless beauty Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia appears as Chia Pao-yu in her first attempt at a gender-bending role, an art she will wield complete mastery over in later films. Pao-yu is in love with his cousin, Lin Tai-yu (Sylvia Chang), but his family has other marital plans for him that will leave both broken-hearted.

Director:  Li Han-Hsiang
Writers:  Li Han-Hsiang

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Li Han-Hsiang's adaptation of the classic Qing Dynasty novel will take viewers to the heightened pleasures of love and the despairing depths of betrayal. Timeless beauty Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia appears as Chia Pao-yu in her first attempt at a gender-bending role, an art she will wield complete mastery over in later films. Pao-yu is in love with his cousin, Lin Tai-yu (Sylvia Chang), but his family has other marital plans for him that will leave both broken-hearted.


Collections: Li Han-Hsiang

Genres: Romance, Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  26 October 1977

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 48 min

Li Han-Hsiang’s adaptation of the classic Qing Dynasty novel will take viewers to the heightened pleasures of love and the despairing depths of betrayal.

“For her first work with the Shaw Brothers studios, Brigitte Lin collaborated with director Li Han-Hsiang in this opulent musical adaptation of the same-titled classic Chinese novel. Lin took on her first gender-bending role as Jia Baoyu, the immature heir to the aristocratic Jia family, whose complex romantic relationship with his sickly cousin Lin Daiyu foregrounds his family’s declining fortunes. A compelling, tragic tale highlighted by Lin’s ever-expanding screen charisma.” [hkiff]