"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
When Douzi is first examined by the owner of the opera troupe, his extra finger is on his right hand below the thumb. When he withdraws the hand from the opera troupe owner, he pulls back his left arm. When his mother cuts the extra finger off a few moments later, it is now on his left hand, next to his pinkie. 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.