Farewell, My Concubine ()

directed by Chen Kaige
featuring Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li, Lu Qi, Ying Da, Ge You

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Until Farewell, My Concubine (Ba Wang Bie Ji), not many people were aware that most members of the Peking Opera were originally orphans or illegitimate castaways with nowhere else to turn. Such is the case of the film's protagonists, Duan Xiaolou (Zhang Fengyi) and Cheng Dieyi (Leslie Cheung), two homeless outcasts, trained from childhood in the grueling rigors of the Opera by master Lu Qui. The film traces the 52-year friendship between Xiaolou and Dieyi, a friendship pockmarked with fiery conflicts and tender ...

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Myrtie W

Apr 28, 2011

Terrific Chinese Epic

The lives of two small boys develop as they work and travel in an entertainment troupe. They eventually become famous as the leads in the opera Farewell, My Concubine which serves as the vehicle to span 4 decades of Chinese history.

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