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Ming-liang Tsai (writer)
Sung Hsi (additional narrative)
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Release Date:
12 December 2003 (Taiwan) See more »
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On a dark, wet night a historic and regal Chinese cinema sees its final film. Together with a small handful of souls they bid "Goodbye, Dragon Inn." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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10 wins & 9 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
On the edge of slumber
 (From Twitch. 12 August 2010, 2:52 AM, PDT)

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A Work of Mood and Color See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kang-sheng Lee ... Hsiao-Kang
Shiang-chyi Chen ... Ticket Woman
Kiyonobu Mitamura ... Japanese tourist
Tien Miao ... Himself
Chun Shih ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chao-jung Chen
Kuei-Mei Yang ... Peanut Eating Woman
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Directed by
Ming-liang Tsai 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sung Hsi  additional narrative
Ming-liang Tsai  writer

Produced by
Ai-Lun Chu .... line producer
Hung-Chih Liang .... producer
Vincent Wang .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Pen-jung Liao 
 
Film Editing by
Sheng-Chang Chen 
 
Production Management
Yi-Chieh Chiu .... associate production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Wang .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Sheng-Nan Chang .... set designer
Kuo-Chih Hung .... assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Du-Che Tu .... sound
Tse Kang Tu .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Lung-Yue .... gaffer
Sung Wen-Chung .... first assistant camera
 
Other crew
Jie-Yao Chen .... script supervisor
Chong-kai Huang .... distribution and marketing
Bo-Tsun Kuo .... distribution and marketing
Yu-Jiun Liu .... distribution and marketing
Harold Manning .... french adaptation
Hsin Yin Sung .... japanese language translator
Jia-Ling Sung .... distribution and marketing coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bu san" - Taiwan (original title)
"Goodbye, Dragon Inn" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
82 min | Argentina:84 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Trivia:
The first line of dialogue appears 40 minutes into the film.See more »
Quotes:
The man:Do you know this theater is haunted?
[pause]
The man:This theater is haunted.
[pause]
The man:Ghosts.
[walks away]
Japanese tourist:[calling out to departing man] I'm Japanese.
The man:Good bye.
Japanese tourist:Good bye.
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Movie Connections:
References The Eye (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Chong FengSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Work of Mood and Color, 11 May 2004
Author: artist_signal

Tsai Ming Liang's recent piece "Goodbye, Dragon Inn" (Bu San) is a film chock full of beautiful color and rich, textured moods. It features the characteristic pacing of Taiwanese film, and it is composed of shot upon remarkable shot of a crumbling movie theatre in its final days, playing the last runs of "Dragon Gate Inn", a martial art classic Dir. by King Hu. Some of the stark imagery lingers, and it is just the pure action of the actors (there is no dialogue in the film for the first 45 minutes) that makes the film a profound stylistic achievement. There are some appearances by the original actors of The Dragon Gate Inn film (Tien Miao, for one); and Tsai Ming Liang's favorite actor Lee-Kang Sheng shows up at the end as the film projectionist. There's also a fine performance by Chen Shiang-chyi, who plays the limping "heroine" of the film, if such a thing exists in this movie. A great film overall, and a cinematic work that tries to say a very heartfelt and melancholic "goodbye" to not only "Dragon Gate Inn", but also to the old cultural and historical values that are perhaps beginning to fade in Taiwan.

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