7.1/10
824
14 user 7 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tian mi mi (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two Chinese-mainlanders living in Hong Kong form a close friendship. Over the years this grows into love, but there are obstacles.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Stars: Maggie Cheung, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang
Center Stage (1991)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Biopic of 1930's Chinese actress Ruan Ling Yu.

Director: Stanley Kwan
Stars: Maggie Cheung, Han Chin, Tony Ka Fai Leung
7 jin gong (1994)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Action and gymnastics form a very happening combination! The result is a stunt-filled, action-packed spectacle. Wonder Seven is about seven martial artists, each with different skills, who ... See full summary »

Director: Siu-Tung Ching
Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Ning Li, Andy Chi-On Hui
Yan zhi kou (1987)
Drama | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kwan
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Alex Man
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Japanese woman named Hitomi who lost her fiancé in a car crash meets a Chinese man named Karbo who looks exactly like him who himself is on the run from the police after being framed.

Director: Daniel Lee
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Takako Tokiwa, Yuka Hoshino
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dynamo Michelle Yeoh stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group.

Director: Michael Mak
Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Joey Wang
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A few years in the life of Ah Kam, starting with her joining action director Master Tung's team of regulars.

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Ken Lo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Qin Fen, a funny, honest, single inventor, met a girl called Smiley, who was in agony of her boyfriend's betrayal. They traveled to Hokkaido, tried to help Smiley cure her pain in heart, ... See full summary »

Director: Xiaogang Feng
Stars: You Ge, Qi Shu, Xiao Che
Feng sheng (2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Kuo-Fu Chen, Qunshu Gao
Stars: Xun Zhou, Hanyu Zhang, Bingbing Li
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A story of four teenagers during Cultural Revolution in Beijing.

Director: Wen Jiang
Stars: Yu Xia, Xiaogang Feng, Le Geng
Chai gong (1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Internationally proclaimed comic genius Stephen Chow must change the lives of radiant prostitute Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, filthy beggar Anthony Wong, and a killer in this heavenly comedy directed by masterful new wave filmmaker Johnnie To.

Directors: Siu-Tung Ching, Johnnie To
Stars: Stephen Chow, Maggie Cheung, Man-Tat Ng
July Rhapsody (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Yiu-Kwok is a high school teacher, having a perfect family. Good times don't last long, when a student, Choy-Nam, falls in love with him. For dealing with a relationship with Mr. Seng, a ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Jacky Cheung, Anita Mui, Kar Yan Lam
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Soong Ching-ling / Madam Sun
...
Soong Ai-ling / Madam Kung (as Michelle Khan)
...
Soong May-ling / Madam Chiang
...
Sun Yat-Sen
...
Chiang Kai-Shek (as Hsing Kuo Wu)
Zhenhua Niu ...
H.H.Kung (as Zhen Hua Niu)
...
Madam Soong
...
Charlie Soong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agnes Chan ...
(as Mei-Ling Chan)
Jin Liu
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

china | power | f rated | politics | See All (4) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

1 May 1997 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

The Soong Sisters  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Main Title
Written by Kitaro
Performed by Kitaro and Randy Miller
Courtesy of PONYCANYON
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Politics and history aside, this is pro film-making
10 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

It is interesting, and logical of course, that the reaction to this Hong Kong flick ranges from anathema to anthem, but, for overseas Chinese who neither speak the lingo nor are too familiar with the facts, this "Soong Dynasty" cinematic fable is more than watchable. That it is more fable than fact is readily obvious, yet the fable is more than entertaining. It is doubtful in the extreme, that Ching-ling survived miscarriage and 42 days sloshing through the marshes as portrayed, but until a more sober and satisfactory account of Mme. Sun's life and accomplishments are on the film record, this portrait will have to do. The production is super, even if the glib pictorials may off-put in their slick projections. And, finally, from this perch, one of the most engaging sidelights here is the wondrous staging of the opera house, wherein Chiang Kai-shek ogles and woos May-ling. I found myself wishing the principals would get out of the way to let the opera speak for itself in toto. Reminded me of how Hollywood always cut away from more interesting spectacle to zoom in on the treacly romance of the overpaid and under-talented "stars." Oh, well, you can't have everything, and there was enough of the opera and its stellar performers, inter-cut nicely with war footage. Soneone should make a film about Chinese opera, and I don't mean that saga about the two star=crossed Peking Opera stars, and especially not that impossible restaging of that improbable romance between a French diplomat and a cross-dressing starlet.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Paul Scheer on Why There Are No Bad Movies

Paul Scheer discusses The Disaster Artist and his love of awesomely bad movies. Plus, we dive into the origins of midnight movies and explore how The Room became a cult classic.

Watch now