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  • Fengliang Yang & Yimou Zhang – Dai hao mei zhou bao AKA Codename Cougar (1989)

    1981-1990ActionChinaFengliang YangThrillerYimou Zhang

    A private aeroplane on a flight between Taipei and Seoul is damaged in a hijack, and forced to crash-land in mainland China near Beijing*. The Communist authorities cooperate discreetly with Taiwanese authorities to defuse a tense situation.Read More »

  • Wen Jiang – Rang Zi Dan Fei AKA Let the Bullets Fly (2010)

    Wen Jiang2001-2010ActionChinaComedy

    In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman.Read More »

  • Kaige Chen – Sacrifice (2010)

    2001-2010AsianChinaDramaFifth Generation Chinese CinemaKaige Chen


    Sacrifice (Orphan of Zhao Family): To save the only child of the Zhao Family, whose whole clan is massacred at the hands of a nefarious minister, a doctor sacrifices his own son, and later becomes intent on seeking vengeance against the minister after the child grows up. For generations, the Zhao family has wielded power, even extending over the king. In a well-planned coup, their mortal enemy TU’AN GU (Wang Xue Qi) slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. However, a solitary Zhao baby survives the massacre, and is hidden and taken home by CHENG YING (Ge You), the doctor who delivered him, to live with his WIFE (Hai Qing) and their own newborn baby. Set on revenge, and raising the Zhao child as his own, Cheng Ying bides his time, enrolling himself and the Zhao orphan (whom he calls Cheng Bo) into the service of the Tu’an Gu household. Tu’ an Gu grows very fond of Cheng Bo and makes Cheng Bo his godson… Written by BronzeKeilani26Read More »

  • Yimou Zhang – Huozhe AKA To Live (1994)

    1991-2000AsianChinaDramaFifth Generation Chinese CinemaYimou Zhang

    Roger Ebert wrote:
    To Live is a simple title, but it conceals a universe. The film follows the life of one
    family in China, from the heady days of gambling dens in the 1940s to the austere
    hardship of the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. And through all of their fierce struggles
    with fate, all of the political twists and turns they endure, their hope is basically one
    summed up by the heroine, a wife who loses wealth and position and children, and
    who says, “All I ask is a quiet life together.” The movie has been directed by Zhang
    Yimou, the leading Chinese filmmaker right now (although this film offended Beijing and
    earned him a two-year ban from filmmaking). It stars his wife, Gong Li, the leading
    Chinese actress (likewise banned). Together their credits include Ju Dou, Raise the Red
    Lantern and The Story of Qui Ju. Like them it follows the fate of a strong woman, but
    also this time a strong man; somehow they stick together through incredible hardships.Read More »

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