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Peking Opera Blues (1986)

Do ma daan (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 ...
Sung
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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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6 September 1986 (Hong Kong)  »

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Knife Horse Dawn  »

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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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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Featured in Naamsaang-neuiseung (1998) See more »

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Tsui Hark's best action-comedy. One of best HK films ever.
4 March 2000 | by (Lewisville, Texas USA) – See all my reviews

A strange, unique, but very accessable mix of hard action and outrageous comedy. Bigitte Lin is disguised as a man as usual. Great rooftop kungfu and shooting action. This is one of the best Hong Kong films ever made. Another difference from standard HK fare is that the three heroes are all women.


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