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The Soong Sisters (1997)
"Song jia huang chao" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Soong Ai-ling / Madam Kung (as Michelle Khan)
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Winston Chao ...
Hsing-kuo Wu ...
Chiang Kai-Shek (as Hsing Kuo Wu)
Zhenhua Niu ...
H.H.Kung (as Zhen Hua Niu)
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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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china | power | politics

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

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Drama | History | Romance

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1 May 1997 (Hong Kong)  »

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Song jia huang chao  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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Distorts history -- but a fine film
22 June 2000 | by (Washington Crossing, PA) – See all my reviews

Yes. this film distorts history. And misrepresents one of the great leaders of WWII: the G'mo as the Americans called him. But, the imagery is extremely powerful. And so is all the acting. Especially the actor playing the father and all three of the daughters.

Keep the truth in mind (for example, Chiang did not capitulate at Xian when he was kidnapped) and enjoy this wonderful film.


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