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A breathtakingly intimate romance unfolds against a sweeping backdrop of social upheaval in renowned director Chen Kaige’s sumptuous saga of passion, fate, and the transcendent possibilities of art. Spanning fifty years of twentieth-century Chinese history, Farewell My Concubine follows aspiring actors Dieyi (a heartbreaking Leslie Cheung) and Xiaolou (Zhang Fengyi) as they emerge from a childhood of brutal training to become Beijing-opera stars, with life mirroring art as Dieyi’s unrequited love for Xiaolou and the country’s changing political tides engulf them in their own personal tragedies of jealousy and betrayal. The first Chinese film to win the Palme d’Or is epic filmmaking of the highest order—visually and emotionally ravishing from frame to exquisite frame.

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Director Chen Kaige
Actor Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li
Label BFI
Genre Drama
Content Blu-ray + DVD
Age rating from age 15
Publication date 21.03.2016
Edition Dual Format Edition
Audio Mandarin
Subtitles English
Length 171 Minutes
Year of production 1993
Original title Ba wang bie ji (Mandarin)
Version UK Version
Region code 2, B

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  • Meisterwerk

    Written on 03. December 2007 by ottokar schnepf.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    mehr zu schreiben erübrigt sich!

  • In Italia lenguage please?

    Written on 18. September 2011 by Bagarospo.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    Great movie, hope to find it also in Italian lenguage

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