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A Cantonese opera company arrives in Cheung Chau to perform for a rich man, who wants to marry of his nephew Dick to the star of the company Ah Gee. As soon as they arrive, the company is ... See full summary »
Following WWII and with China brought to it's knees by the actions of the Japanese, prior to the rise of the Communists, led by Chairman Mao. This is the time during which Fei Mu's film ... See full summary »
A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.
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Don't blame the film crew for lack of technical knowledge
This movie is based on the novel with the same title: one and eight.
Although everything depicted in the movie is extremely close if not identical to what was described in the original novel, the original novels is still much better.
Obviously, in a movie that is less than two hours long, you certainly can not expect the film crew would include every detail that is in the original novel, but there are still things the film crew could do to improve the quality of this film. For example, one obvious shortcoming of the film crew is its lack of technical knowledge, more gadgets were put into the movie for the visual effect, but some are not the products of the time, or the local region.
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