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Peking Opera Blues (1986)
"Do ma daan" (original title)

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Sally Yeh ...
Pat Neil
Cherie Chung ...
Mark Cheng ...
Ling Pak-Hoi
Kwok Keung Cheung ...
Tung Man
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General Tsao
Feng Ku ...
Commander Liu
Ma Wu ...
Paul Chun ...
Po-Chih Leong ...
Mr. Kam
Kwok Chi Tsang ...
Comander liu's man
Hoi Sang Lee ...
Soldier with Moustache
Ha Huang ...
General Tun
Yin Szema ...
Ms. Choi
Ching Tien ...
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The movie is set in chaotic 1920's China, when warlords fought each other for power while Sun Yat-Sen's underground movement tried to establish a democratic republic. The movie tells the story of three young women and two young men who are thrown together. One young woman grabs a box of jewels during the looting when one warlord takes Peking. A deserting soldier joins her, but the jewels end up at the Peking Opera. Here we meet the daughter of the head of the troupe, who dreams of being an actress. But even female roles are played by men in the opera. Soon, the daughter of the currently ruling warlord and a male agent of the democratic underground are involved. Written by Reid Gagle

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Knife Horse Dawn  »

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About 25 minutes in, when Tso-Wan (Brigitte Lin) cranks the Rolls Royce to start it, the sound track has the sound of a starter motor cranking an engine. See more »

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crazy and fun
22 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Really enjoyable film in so many ways ... funny, clever, exciting, thrill ride from start to finish. What the plot is or means we may never exactly know [what is that coveted document everyone is willing to die for, anyway? and how is the second general connected to the first?], but we get the basic story idea. Subtitles are such poor translations to make them added humor. I know this doesn't sound like a winner, but trust me - a bonafied "don't miss" feature.


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