MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,080 this week

Ban sheng yuan (1997)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 210 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 6 critic

In 1930s Shanghai, a young office girl falls in love with a factory worker in the same company.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 52 titles
created 26 Apr 2011
 
a list of 5698 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 
a list of 664 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 377 titles
created 2 months ago
 
list image
a list of 272 titles
created 4 days ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Ban sheng yuan" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ban sheng yuan (1997)

Ban sheng yuan (1997) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ban sheng yuan.
6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Boat People (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Japanese photojournalist revisits Vietnam after the Liberation and learns harsh truths about its regime and its "New Economic Zones".

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: George Lam, Cora Miao, Season Ma
A Simple Life (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people's home.

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Andy Lau, Deannie Yip, Hailu Qin
Rouge (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
Fung gip (1979)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A real murder case which was complicated by the minage ' trois relationship of the victim and the main suspects. As different witnesses narrated their conflicting stories, the case seemed ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Sylvia Chang, Angie Chiu, Norman Chu
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Set in China during the Japanese occupation. A young man breaks out of a POW camp to marry his sweetheart, but finds she is now a spy for the resistance, code-named "Number 3". With the ... See full summary »

Director: Kent Cheng
Stars: Andy Lau, Anita Mui, Alan Tam
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A Japanese father travels to China's Yunnan province in the place of his ailing son to film a famous folk-opera star.

Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Shinobu Terajima
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 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
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange.

Director: King Hu
Stars: Pei-pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Hung Lieh Chen
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An unemployed hairdresser and a strange nurse, meet at a club and start a romance. Since meeting her, the young man encounters unexplained things which she says are spirits she can see. ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Eason Chan, Qi Shu, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Kwan-Ho Tse
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story is based on the popular novel developed from folk legend. It goes that the Manchurian emperor Qianlong of China (circa 18th Century) was actually the son of a Han Chinese, the ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Nuo Ai, Shichang Da, Jie Deng
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A person's life is destined to be shorter than that of a city. Having spent her whole life in Shanghai, Qiyao has her moments of prosperity and her fair share of loneliness. She finally ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kwan
Stars: Sammi Cheng, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Jun Hu
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Qi Chen ...
Manzhen's grandmother
...
Zhu Hongcai
Lei Huang ...
Xu Shuhui
...
Shen Shijun
Changwei Liu
...
Gu Manlu
Zhiwen Wang ...
Yu Jin
Annie Wu ...
Shi Cuizhi
Chien-Lien Wu ...
Gu Manzhen
Edit

Storyline

Factory worker Shijun encounters an office girl, Manjing, as they work in the same company together. Manjing's sister, Manlu, is a dance hostess who works to support her family, and who marries a rich client. Shijun belongs to a well-to-do family of merchants in Nanjing. They fall in love, but a tragic turn of events shatters their happiness. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Half Life Fate  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although she spoke the language, this is the first and only film in which all of Anita Mui's lines were done in Mandarin. See more »

Connections

Version of Affair of Half a Lifetime (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good story spoiled by bad production
28 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Joint production by Hong Kong and China, which spelled the doom of the film. Famous actors such as You Ge from mainland China, where the film was shot, and produced, for the sake of cost reduction. However, as other mentioned, the Chinese standard of production is not up to the standard and thus ruined a good script and cast.


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Ban sheng yuan (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?