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The Forbidden Past

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The Forbidden Past (1976)

81 min - Romance, Drama - 16 December 1976
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In the sixties, love stories portrayed women as sentimentalists or sacrificial lambs. Later on, directors like Chu Yuan replaced these themes of sacrifice with abandonment. The Forbidden Past is a heart tugging, rare Chinese Christmas story about a bar girl (Ching Li) serving drinks to a man that looks like her husband from five years ago. She convinces him to fulfill her son's wishes of having the father he's never seen, show up for Christmas. A merry Christmas follows?

Director:  Chor Yuen

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In the sixties, love stories portrayed women as sentimentalists or sacrificial lambs. Later on, directors like Chu Yuan replaced these themes of sacrifice with abandonment. The Forbidden Past is a heart tugging, rare Chinese Christmas story about a bar girl (Ching Li) serving drinks to a man that looks like her husband from five years ago. She convinces him to fulfill her son's wishes of having the father he's never seen, show up for Christmas. A merry Christmas follows?


Collections: Chor Yuen

Genres: Romance, Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  16 December 1976

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 21 min