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Director:
Writer:
Ye Lou (writer)
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Release Date:
17 September 2004 (Greece) See more »
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Plot:
Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
confusing? try a 2nd view... See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ziyi Zhang ... Cynthia / Ding Hui (as Zhang Ziyi)

Ye Liu ... Situ (Szeto)
Yuanzheng Feng ... Xie Ming
Tôru Nakamura ... Hidehiko Itami

Bingbing Li ... Tang Yiling
Kin Ei ... Yamamoto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seiichiro Hashimoto (as Sciichiro Hashimoto)

Directed by
Ye Lou 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ye Lou  writer

Produced by
Alain de la Mata .... executive producer
Ye Lou .... producer
Vincent Maraval .... executive producer
An Nai .... co-executive producer
Jean-Louis Piel .... executive producer
Wang Wei .... producer
Zheng Zhong .... co-executive producer
Yongde Zhu .... producer
Wu Zhuo .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jörg Lemberg 
 
Cinematography by
Yu Wang 
 
Film Editing by
Xiaohong Che 
Ye Lou 
 
Production Design by
Weixin Liu 
 
Art Direction by
James David Goldmark 
 
Costume Design by
Weixin Liu 
 
Production Management
Yongling Wu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bing Ren .... assistant director
Lele Xu Le .... second assistant director
Yanjia Zhang .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jiajin Lu .... sound
 
Other crew
Nairong Ge .... action director
Shaoming Lu .... action director
Min Zhou .... action director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zi hudie" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
France:127 min (Cannes Film Festival) | USA:127 min
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
confusing? try a 2nd view..., 24 March 2006
Author: Giovanni Fazio from Japan

Many have commented on how confusing the film's plot is, and I agreed on first viewing. A second viewing, however, shows everything quite intricately and deftly and =coherently= composed. People are used to films telling them things with words, which a visual medium doesn't necessarily have to do. The images give you everything here, provided you're paying attention, which shouldn't be too much for a director to ask. The first 20 minutes play out almost like a silent movie, as Lou uses the most delicately suggestive fragments to introduce us to the star-crossed lovers Itami (Toru Nakamura) and Cynthia (Zhang Ziyi). Zhang, in my opinion, deserves every close-up she gets.

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