"Farewell, My Concubine" is a movie with two parallel, intertwined stories. It is the story of two performers in the Beijing Opera, stage brothers, and the woman who comes between them. At the same time, it attempts to do no less than squeeze the entire political history of China in the twentieth century into a three-hour time-frame. Written by
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The passionate story of two lifelong friends and the woman who comes between them.
Did You Know?
The very first film from the People's Republic of China to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. See more
In the streets on the eve of the Communist takeover (1948), Dieyi and Xiaolou watch the chaos unfold while seen between them in the background is Master Zhang the Eunuch. The next shot reveals Master Zhang sitting across the street from them. See more
A smile ushers in the spring.
A tear does darken all the world.
How truly does this befit you. To you... only you are possessed of such charm.