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Forever Enthralled (2008)
"Mei Lanfang" (original title)

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A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star.

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Credited cast:
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Mei Lanfang
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Honglei Sun ...
Qiu Rubai
Hong Chen ...
Fu zhifang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masanobu Andô ...
Ryuichi Tanaka
Yanjun Bi ...
Mei Yu-tian
Bin Li ...
Qiu's Mother
Mingchen Li ...
Lao Song
Shengsu Li ...
Yan Huizhu
Jingxi Liu ...
Mei's Grandmother
Jixian Lu ...
Lu Er Ye
Yueming Pan ...
Zhu Huifang
Qian Po ...
Journalist Qian
Xiaoman Shi ...
Ma San
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Shi Sanyan
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A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star.

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China's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language category (2010). See more »

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Performed by Ziyi Zhang, Leon Lai
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Just "good"
5 December 2008 | by (China) – See all my reviews

Accompanied by two girl mates, I went to watch Mei Lanfang. When "the end" showed on the screen, I found that both of them were crying. To be honest, I was a little bit confused at that moment--does it really worth the tear? Compared with Cheng Kaige's previous film "Wu Ji", "Mei Lanfang" is really a good movie, just good. It is not the first time for Cheng to make a film connected with Pecking opera. In 1993, his Golden Palm winning film" Ba Wang Bie Ji" really made the history. Althoug "Mei Lanfang" is a biographic film about the most famous Chinese Pecking opera actor, although it is more than 2 hours long, it failed to reach "Ba Wang Bie Ji"standard, just too slight.


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