More Details for: Bawang bie ji = : Farewell my concubine

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Bawang bie ji = Farewell my concubine /

Miramax International presents ; in association with Maverick Picture Company and Tomson (Hong Kong) Films Co., Ltd. ; screenplay by Lilian Lee & Lu Wei ; producer, Hsu Feng ; directed by Chen Kaige.

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Names: Li, Bihua, | Lu, Wei, | Xu, Feng, | Chen, Kaige, | Cheung, Leslie, | Zhang, Fengyi, | Gong, Li, | Gu, Changwei, | Xiaonan, Pei, | Zhao, Jiping, | Li, Bihua.
Vernacular: 覇王别姬 = Farewell, my concubine / Miramax International presents ; in association with Maverick Picture Company and 湯臣(香港) 有限公司 ; 編劇李碧華, 盧葦 ; 出品人, 徐楓 ; 導演, 陳凯歌.
李碧華, screenwriter.
盧葦, 1950- screenwriter.
徐楓, 1950- film producer.
陳凯歌, 1952- film director.
張國荣, 1956-2003, actor.
張豐毅, actor.
鞏俐, 1965- actor
李碧華. 覇王别姬.
Published: Burbank, CA. : Miramax Films ; [1999?]
Series: Miramax classics.
Topics: Friendship - China - Drama. | Gender identity - China - Drama. | Homosexuality - China - Drama. | Men - Sexual behavior - China - Drama. | Man-woman relationships - China - Drama. | Beijing Jing ju tuan - Drama. | Li, Bihua - Film adaptations.
Regions: China.
Genres: Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Historical films. | Drama. | Feature films. | Epic films. | Film adaptations. | Feature films. | Foreign films. | Motion pictures, Chinese. | Adaptation. | Feature. | Epic films. | Feature films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Historical films. | Film adaptations. | Foreign films.
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Uniform Title: Ba wang bie ji (Motion picture)
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (172 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN: 0788816101
System Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation preserving the original theatrical aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Language Note: In Chinese with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Summary: This tale spans 50 years--from 1925 to 1977--a story at once that of individuals and of the history of China. Two young orphan boys are in the Peking Opera's perfectionist training academy. Eventually, Dieyi is assigned the role of the concubine in the famous traditional opera of the film's title, while Xiaolou will play the king. They are locked into these roles onstage, while their personal relationship somehow survives the upheavals of World War II, the communist takeover of China and the Cultural Revolution. Dieyi is livid when Xiaolou marries Juxian, who spends her life at the mercy of two men whose work together has defined their individual personalities.
Performer: Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R for language and strong depiction of thematic material.
Award: Winner, Prix de la FIPRESCI and Palme d'Or: Chen Kaige, 1993 Cannes Film Festival; Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Film, 1994 Golden Globe Awards.
Notes: Based on the novel by Lilian Lee.
Originally produced as a Hong Kong motion picture in 1993.
Special features: Film recommendations [text feature].
Other Names: 880-02 Li, Bihua, screenwriter.
880-03 Lu, Wei, 1950- screenwriter.
880-04 Xu, Feng, 1950- film producer.
880-05 Chen, Kaige, 1952- film director.
880-06 Cheung, Leslie, 1956-2003, actor.
880-07 Zhang, Fengyi, actor.
880-08 Gong, Li, 1965- actor.
Gu, Changwei, director of photography.
Xiaonan, Pei, editor of moving image work.
Zhao, Jiping, composer (expression)
880-09 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Li, Bihua. Ba wang bie ji.
Miramax Films.
Maverick Picture Company.
Tomson (Hong Kong) Films Co. Ltd.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
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More Details for: Bawang bie ji = : Farewell my concubine