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Song jia huang chao (1997)

The Soong family was a political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. This film follows the lives of the three Soong daughters, who were educated in America and ... See full summary »

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The Soong family was a political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. This film follows the lives of the three Soong daughters, who were educated in America and returned to China. Ai-ling (the oldest) married a wealthy and powerful businessman. Ching-ling married Sun Yat-sen, the revolutionary founder of modern China. Mei-ling (the youngest) married Chiang Kai-shek, China's leader during World War II. The sisters captured the world's fascination for their brilliant marriages and their strong influence on their nation. Written by Anonymous

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One loved money. One loved power. And one loved China.

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1 May 1997 (Hong Kong)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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Great film, though not yet a masterpiece
21 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Of course, there are inaccuracies, but what needs to be noted here and giving the credit here is that for the first time, the mainland Chinese film has honestly told the stories of the Soong sisters. Under previous political propaganda, those with communists are saints and those against communists are devils, and CKS & his wife were no exception.

This film, from communist China, has for the first time, treating everyone as a person and describes them as such, not eulogizing them as saints or demonizing them as devils, and for those who were against communists, their positive deeds/accomplishment and personal talents are rightly acknowledged, despite their ideological political differences with the communist regime. This is what needs to be applauded for, and although there are people who still feel that this film does not do a complete right for the Soong sisters and their relatives/friends, this film is the very first step for China to honestly face its history in the movie industry.


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