To Watch - China and Chinese

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1.
The Last Emperor (1987)
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The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
 
2.
Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)
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A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways... (102 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
3.
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
 
4.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (171 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
5.
Chinese Box (1997)
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The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China. (99 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
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A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem. (119 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
10.
The Promise (2005)
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Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision. (121 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
11.
The Painted Veil (2006)
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A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (125 mins.)
Director: John Curran
 
12.
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
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During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself. (111 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
13.
Forever Enthralled (2008)
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A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star. (147 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
14.
Hot Summer Days (2010)
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The whole city is burning up during the hottest summer on record. Tempers flare, irrational feelings erupt and the impossible becomes possible. And in every corner of the city, love explodes like fireworks. (93 mins.)
Director: Tony Chan, Wing Shya
 
15.
Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)
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In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride... (105 mins.)
Director: Nancy Kelly
 
16.
The Flintstones (1960 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a modern stone-age family and friends. (30 mins.)
 
17.
Pairan (2001)
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Kangjae, a small time gangster receive a news that his wife Failan is dead. Failan, his wife who he never met. (115 mins.)
Director: Hye-sung Song
 
18.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
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A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members. (124 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
19.
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
 
20.
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
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A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love. (88 mins.)
Director: Frank R. Capra
 
21.
Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002)
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In Ming Dynasty China, two pairs of siblings are destined for each other. But fate throws countless obstacles in the path of their happiness... (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Lau
 
22.
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