Chinese Treats

Includes movies from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
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1.
Aftershock (2010)
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The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976. (135 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
 
2.
Last Train Home (2009 Documentary)
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A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower. (85 mins.)
Director: Lixin Fan
 
3.
Not One Less (1999)
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In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl... (106 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
4.
The Road Home (1999)
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Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback. (89 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
5.
Electric Shadows (2004)
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For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike... (93 mins.)
Director: Jiang Xiao
 
6.
The Flowers of War (2011)
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A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety. (146 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
7.
To Live (1994)
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After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China. (125 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
8.
Summer Palace (2006)
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Yu Hong leaves her home village and starts university in Beijing, where she develops a consuming and compulsive relationship with another student. The student riots from 1989 then ensue and take a toll on their lives. (158 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou
 
9.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
10.
Sunflower (2005)
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Relationship between father and son on a background of Maoist regime in China in the mid-20th century... (129 mins.)
Director: Yang Zhang
 
11.
Hero (2002)
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A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (99 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
12.
Ab-normal Beauty (2004)
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Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother... (101 mins.)
Director: Oxide Chun Pang
 
13.
Home Sweet Home (2005)
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Director: Pou-Soi Cheang
 
14.
Dumplings (2004)
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In Hong Kong, Aunt Mei is a cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings, based on a millenarian... (91 mins.)
Director: Fruit Chan
 
15.
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
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A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice... (100 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
16.
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
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A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household. (125 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
17.
SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
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A near retired cop and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with a replacement inspector who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top assassin to kill the cops. (93 mins.)
Director: Yip Wai Shun
 
18.
Lust, Caution (2007)
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During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee. (157 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
19.
Cow (2009)
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A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940. (105 mins.)
Director: Hu Guan
 
20.
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)
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A Japanese father travels to China's Yunnan province in the place of his ailing son to film a famous folk-opera star. (107 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
21.
Diary (2006)
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Winnie Leung is a lonely woman that likes to make puppets and write her diary, and she misses her boy-friend Seth Lau... (85 mins.)
Director: Oxide Chun Pang
 
22.
The Matrimony (2007)
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A woman finds the key to a room in the attic that her husband forbids her from entering. When she opens the door, she is confronted with the haunting existence of the woman her husband refuses to forget. (91 mins.)
Director: Hua-Tao Teng
 
23.
Suzhou River (2000)
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The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets... (83 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou
 
24.
Keep Cool (1997)
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A spurned lover seeks a rich man for revenge. A random onlooker -- who witnessed the public assault committed by the rich man against the lover... (90 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
25.
Silk (2006)
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In Taipei, the crippled scientist Hashimoto uses his invention of "Menger Sponge" to capture the energy of the spirit of a child in an old building... (108 mins.)
Director: Chao-Pin Su
 
26.
Daughter of Darkness (1993)
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Police suspect a young teenager who was horrifically abused by her family and raped by her father of finally snapping and slaughtering them all. (96 mins.)
Director: Kai-Ming Lai
 
27.
Bang Jia Bing Ji Ling (2010)
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Lin was unknowingly casted as a body double for Nana (a diva under prolonged hospitalization) in order...
Director: Yu Gu
 
28.
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
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Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975... (99 mins.)
Director: Joan Chen
 
29.
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
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Romance sparks between a young woman and a young man from different economic backgrounds during China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s. (114 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
30.
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)
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Two youths sent for a Maoist "re-education" in the mountains fall in love with the village tailor's granddaughter. (110 mins.)
Director: Sijie Dai
 
31.
Ju Dou (1990)
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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with... (95 mins.)
 
32.
The Piano in a Factory (2010)
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To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch. (119 mins.)
Director: Meng Zhang, Bo Gao
 
33.
Revenge: A Love Story (2010)
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Kit is a young man hunted by the police after a series of murders. A mystery unravels and out comes a story about revenge. (90 mins.)
Director: Ching-Po Wong
 
34.
Ocean Heaven (2010)
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Explores the subject of parental love and autism in kids. (96 mins.)
Director: Xiao Lu Xue
 
35.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
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Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, adolescent nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
36.
Life Is Wonderful (2009)
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A granddaughter from the city, a grandma from the country, two parallel paths cross because of love. (78 mins.)
Director: Looloo Lu
 
37.
In Love We Trust (2007)
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A divorced couple learns that the way to possibly save daughter, who is suffering from blood cancer, is to have another child. Problem is: They're both already remarried. (115 mins.)
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
 
38.
B420 (2005)
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Koey believes happiness is like a bottle of coke, it'll soon become tasteless if you don't enjoy it right away... (85 mins.)
Director: Mathew Tang