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Our Sister Hedy (1957)

113 min - Drama - 13 November 1957
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One of the most beloved films from the Cathay Film Library, OUR SISTER HEDY stars Jeanette Lin Cui, Mu Hong, Julie Yeh Feng and So Fung as four sisters ready to leave the nest — and their father and sole parent Wang Yuan-Long has a hard time dealing with it! A funny, sweet and of course affecting romantic dramedy about love, family and the bond of sisterhood.

Director:  Doe Ching
Writers:  Doe Ching

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One of the most beloved films from the Cathay Film Library, OUR SISTER HEDY stars Jeanette Lin Cui, Mu Hong, Julie Yeh Feng and So Fung as four sisters ready to leave the nest — and their father and sole parent Wang Yuan-Long has a hard time dealing with it! A funny, sweet and of course affecting romantic dramedy about love, family and the bond of sisterhood.


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Genres: Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  13 November 1957

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Runtime:  1 h 53 min

Our Days in the Battlefield (1970)

War, Communist propaganda - 2 January 1970
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Directed by Wang Yan.

Director:  Wang Yan
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Directed by Wang Yan.


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Country:   China
Release Date:  2 January 1970

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One Armed Against Nine Killers (1976)

84 min - Action - 1 January 1976
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Watch WANG YU as a one-armed savior battling the local goons in this martial arts classic. He has some rather amazing moves up his sleeve.

Director:  Teng Hung Hsu

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Watch WANG YU as a one-armed savior battling the local goons in this martial arts classic. He has some rather amazing moves up his sleeve.


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Tagline: Watch WANG YU as a one-armed savior battling the local goons in this martial arts classic. He has some rather amazing moves up his sleeve.

Genres: Action

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Country:   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1976

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Runtime:  1 h 24 min

Oh! What a Family (1979)

- 1 January 1979
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Director:  Haowei Wang

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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1979

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One And Eight (1983)

90 min - Drama - 1 January 1983
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Director Zhang Junzhao's superbly tense revisionist war film (featuring striking cinematography from future Fifth Generation standard bearer Zhang Yimou) is widely considered to be the first work of Mainland Fifth Generation cinema.

Director:  Zhang Junzhao

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Director Zhang Junzhao's superbly tense revisionist war film (featuring striking cinematography from future Fifth Generation standard bearer Zhang Yimou) is widely considered to be the first work of Mainland Fifth Generation cinema.


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Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1983

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

On the Wrong Track (1983)

88 min - Drama - 15 April 1983
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A look at two brothers, whose reckless careers as gang members create conflict with friends, family, the police, school and their lives.

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A look at two brothers, whose reckless careers as gang members create conflict with friends, family, the police, school and their lives.


Collections: Clarence Yiu-leung Fok

Genres: Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  15 April 1983

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 28 min

On the Hunting Ground (1985)

76 min - Documentary - 17 July 1985
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On the Hunting Ground made by Tian Zhuangzhuang at the invitation of the Inner Mongolia Film Studio. After living for a month with the Mongolians on the grasslands in preparation for the film, he drastically changed the script given to him by the studio. The original story centered around the themes of male dominance and jealousy with a complicated plot; in Tian's film, the narrative element practically disappears. Insofar as a narrative centre exists, it deals with a hunter's transgression of the Mongolian hunting code (laid down by Genghis Khan in the thirteenth century) and his subsequent penance. A semi-documentary--using local herdsmen rather than professional actors--which captures the hunting rituals, rhythms and patterns of daily life in a Mongolian tribe.

Director:  Tian Zhuangzhuang
Writers:  Hao Jiang
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On the Hunting Ground made by Tian Zhuangzhuang at the invitation of the Inner Mongolia Film Studio. After living for a month with the Mongolians on the grasslands in preparation for the film, he drastically changed the script given to him by the studio. The original story centered around the themes of male dominance and jealousy with a complicated plot; in Tian's film, the narrative element practically disappears. Insofar as a narrative centre exists, it deals with a hunter's transgression of the Mongolian hunting code (laid down by Genghis Khan in the thirteenth century) and his subsequent penance. A semi-documentary--using local herdsmen rather than professional actors--which captures the hunting rituals, rhythms and patterns of daily life in a Mongolian tribe.


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Genres: Documentary

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Country:   Mongolia
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  17 July 1985

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Production Companies:  Inner Mongolia Film Studio

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Runtime:  1 h 16 min

Old Well (1986)

130 min - - 1 January 1986
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A married village worker teams up with an old girlfriend to try to dig a well for his water-starved village. The well collapses and they are trapped. Their enforced confinement leads to them exploring their feelings for each other and those around them.

Director:  Wu Tian-Ming

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A married village worker teams up with an old girlfriend to try to dig a well for his water-starved village. The well collapses and they are trapped. Their enforced confinement leads to them exploring their feelings for each other and those around them.


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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1986

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Runtime:  2 h 10 min

Obsession (1989)

- 2 January 1989
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A young woman is increasingly out of control with her determination to nail the man who raped her teenage sister.

Director:  Xiaowen Zhou

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A young woman is increasingly out of control with her determination to nail the man who raped her teenage sister.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  2 January 1989

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Operation Pink Squad II (1989)

93 min - Horror, Action, Comedy - 31 March 1989
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A police sting takes place in a haunted apartment building. The sting goes bad when a female ghost crashes the party. Lots of chase scenes involving floating heads and headless bodies.. and, oh yes.... toy helicopters. And then it gets weird...A band of Chinese elves save the day (one of them plays a mandolin).

Director:  Jeffrey Lau
Writers:  Jeffrey Lau

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A police sting takes place in a haunted apartment building. The sting goes bad when a female ghost crashes the party. Lots of chase scenes involving floating heads and headless bodies.. and, oh yes.... toy helicopters. And then it gets weird...A band of Chinese elves save the day (one of them plays a mandolin).


Collections: Jeffrey Lau

Genres: Horror, Action, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  31 March 1989

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Runtime:  1 h 33 min

Once a Thief (1991)

R 103 min - Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime - 2 February 1991
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Three art thieves try to re-steal a painting after their crime boss double-crosses them.

Director:  John Woo
Writers:  Janet Chun, Clifton Ko Chi-Sum

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Three art thieves try to re-steal a painting after their crime boss double-crosses them.


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Tagline: They only stop to reload

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  2 February 1991

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Revenue:  $4,303,351

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Production Companies:  Milestone Productions, Golden Princess Film Production Limited, John Woo Film Production

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Runtime:  1 h 43 min

Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

R 134 min - Action, Drama - 15 August 1991
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Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.

Director:  Tsui Hark
Writers:  Tsui Hark, Edward Leung Yiu-Ming, Elsa Tang, Yuen Gai-Chi

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Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.


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Tagline: Never was a Hero needed more...

Genres: Action, Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话, Cantonese
Release Date:  15 August 1991

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Revenue:  $3,826,459

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Production Companies:  Orange Sky Golden Harvest

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Runtime:  2 h 14 min

Oh! Sweet Snow (1992)

- 2 January 1992
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Directed by Haowei Wang.

Director:  Haowei Wang

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Directed by Haowei Wang.


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Release Date:  2 January 1992

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Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)

R 113 min - Action, Comedy - 16 September 1992
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In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a revolutionary, from the military.

Director:  Tsui Hark

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In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a revolutionary, from the military.


Collections: Tsui Hark

Genres: Action, Comedy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, English
Release Date:  16 September 1992

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Revenue:  $30,399,676

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company

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Runtime:  1 h 53 min

Once Upon a Time in China III (1993)

R 105 min - Action - 1 January 1993
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Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

Director:  Tsui Hark

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Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.


Collections: Tsui Hark

Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, English, Russian
Release Date:  1 January 1993

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Revenue:  $27,540,561

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Company, Film Workshop

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Runtime:  1 h 45 min

Once Upon a Time in China IV (1993)

101 min - Action - 10 June 1993
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Wong Fei Hung must deal with both foreign threats and the nationalist Red Lantern Society in this continuation of the popular kung fu series.

Director:  Yuen Bun
Writers:  Elsa Tang, Tsui Hark

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Wong Fei Hung must deal with both foreign threats and the nationalist Red Lantern Society in this continuation of the popular kung fu series.


Collections: Yuen Bun

Genres: Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, French
Release Date:  10 June 1993

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Runtime:  1 h 41 min

Once Upon a Time in China V (1994)

101 min - Action - 17 November 1994
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Epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong Fei-Hong and Aunt Yee return to do battle against these evil forces.

Director:  Tsui Hark
Writers:  Tsui Hark

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Epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong Fei-Hong and Aunt Yee return to do battle against these evil forces.


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Genres: Action

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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  17 November 1994

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Production Companies:  Golden Harvest Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 41 min

Out of the Dark (1995)

86 min - Comedy, Horror, Fantasy - 6 July 1995
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Stephen Chow plays an "insane" person who is not afraid of anything. He also appears to be parodying Leon (the professional). Carrying his trusty plant and bag of cling wrap and chocolates he helps a young girl to rid her building of a couple of mean ghosts. *** When this amazing movie premiered, Stephen Chow was already one of Hong Kong's biggest stars and a comic icon being compared with everyone from The Marx Brothers to Bugs Bunny. His director, Jeff Lau, had helmed Chow's breakthrough film, All For The Winner, so their collaboration was tried and true. Having already lampooned such subjects as gambling, kung-fu, the justice system, the educational system, James Bond, and even Chinese mythology, Chow and a great cast of new faces as well as old favorites take on ghostbusting. It starts when a couple kill the man's mother, then die themselves trying to kill the exorcist who uncovers their crime. They vow vengeance, leading to a duel to end all duels between the living and the dead. There are thrills and laughs galore in this Chow winner, who is now taking his rightful place as an international comic genius.

Director:  Jeffrey Lau
Writers:  Jeffrey Lau

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Stephen Chow plays an "insane" person who is not afraid of anything. He also appears to be parodying Leon (the professional). Carrying his trusty plant and bag of cling wrap and chocolates he helps a young girl to rid her building of a couple of mean ghosts. *** When this amazing movie premiered, Stephen Chow was already one of Hong Kong's biggest stars and a comic icon being compared with everyone from The Marx Brothers to Bugs Bunny. His director, Jeff Lau, had helmed Chow's breakthrough film, All For The Winner, so their collaboration was tried and true. Having already lampooned such subjects as gambling, kung-fu, the justice system, the educational system, James Bond, and even Chinese mythology, Chow and a great cast of new faces as well as old favorites take on ghostbusting. It starts when a couple kill the man's mother, then die themselves trying to kill the exorcist who uncovers their crime. They vow vengeance, leading to a duel to end all duels between the living and the dead. There are thrills and laughs galore in this Chow winner, who is now taking his rightful place as an international comic genius.


Collections: Jeffrey Lau

Genres: Comedy, Horror, Fantasy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, Tiếng Việt
Release Date:  6 July 1995

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Production Companies:  Cosmopolitan Film Productions Co., Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min

Only Fools Fall in Love (1995)

102 min - - 28 September 1995
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Poor girl meets rich boy as they quarrel over a food seller's once a year delicacy. His brother pays her to marry the brother so he can stage an assassination attempt. The attempt doesn't succeed but the man is reduced to the level of an idiot child and the girl looks after him because of her guilt. She nurses him back to health so that he can resume his place as head of the family.

Director:  Vincent Kok
Writers:  Erica Lee, Vincent Kok

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Poor girl meets rich boy as they quarrel over a food seller's once a year delicacy. His brother pays her to marry the brother so he can stage an assassination attempt. The attempt doesn't succeed but the man is reduced to the level of an idiot child and the girl looks after him because of her guilt. She nurses him back to health so that he can resume his place as head of the family.


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Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  28 September 1995

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Runtime:  1 h 42 min

Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)

PG-13 102 min - Action, Western - 1 February 1997
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So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high. As a result, So gets into trouble with the Americans and the mob, and calls Master Wong for help.

Director:  Sammo Hung
Writers:  Philip Kwok, Sharon Hui, Sze Mei-Yee, Sze-To Cheuk-Hon

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So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high. As a result, So gets into trouble with the Americans and the mob, and calls Master Wong for help.


Collections: Sammo Hung

Genres: Action, Western

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Country:   United States of America,   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, English
Release Date:  1 February 1997

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Budget:  $12,000,000

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Production Companies:  Win's Entertainment Ltd., China Star Entertainment

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Runtime:  1 h 42 min

Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (1998)

90 min - - 1 January 1998
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The protagonists are mainly Huirong, Zhaobai, and Jikan, who have studied business management in the USA and have returned to their hometown, Shanghai. Huirong and Zhaobai are engaged, and although three of them are close friends, problems arise when they find out that their opinions clash on the matter of what the objective for building a new China should be and what direction it should take.

Director:  Peng Xiaolian

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The protagonists are mainly Huirong, Zhaobai, and Jikan, who have studied business management in the USA and have returned to their hometown, Shanghai. Huirong and Zhaobai are engaged, and although three of them are close friends, problems arise when they find out that their opinions clash on the matter of what the objective for building a new China should be and what direction it should take.


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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1998

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

Ordinary Heroes (1999)

128 min - - 10 April 1999
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Ordinary Heroes is a narration about the life stories of an advocate, a prostitute, a social worker, and a priest during the social movements from 1970s to 1980s in Hong Kong. The film is based upon true stories.

Director:  Ann Hui
Stars:  Rachel Lee

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Ordinary Heroes is a narration about the life stories of an advocate, a prostitute, a social worker, and a priest during the social movements from 1970s to 1980s in Hong Kong. The film is based upon true stories.


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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  10 April 1999

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Runtime:  2 h 08 min

Our Last Day (1999)

95 min - - 3 May 1999
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A man meets a woman perchance and makes a bet with himself: he wants to start dating her in the next 100 days.

Director:  Soi Cheang
Writers:  Soi Cheang

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A man meets a woman perchance and makes a bet with himself: he wants to start dating her in the next 100 days.


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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  3 May 1999

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Production Companies:  Zonghua Film Company

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Runtime:  1 h 35 min

Okinawa Rendez-vous (2000)

100 min - Drama, Romance, Thriller - 27 July 2000
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Jimmy Tong (Leslie Cheung) is an expert blackmailer and thief who specialises in white-collar crimes. With his side-kick (Vincent Kok), Jimmy steals a personal diary belonging to a Yakuza leader Ken Sato (Masaya Kato) intending to use its details as a platform for blackmailing and to extort money. Sato agreed to the uneasy deal and made preparations to pay Jimmy his exorbitant demands only for Sato's girlfriend Jenny (Faye Wong) to betray him and make off with the money to Okinawa.

Director:  Gordon Chan
Writers:  Chan Hing-Kai

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Jimmy Tong (Leslie Cheung) is an expert blackmailer and thief who specialises in white-collar crimes. With his side-kick (Vincent Kok), Jimmy steals a personal diary belonging to a Yakuza leader Ken Sato (Masaya Kato) intending to use its details as a platform for blackmailing and to extort money. Sato agreed to the uneasy deal and made preparations to pay Jimmy his exorbitant demands only for Sato's girlfriend Jenny (Faye Wong) to betray him and make off with the money to Okinawa.


Collections: Gordon Chan

Genres: Drama, Romance, Thriller

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Japanese, English, Cantonese
Release Date:  27 July 2000

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Production Companies:  People's Productions Ltd., One Hundred Years of Film Company Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min

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