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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:
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
Shi Sanyan


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

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Release Date:

5 December 2008 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Eterno Feitiço  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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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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Do not see this film
15 December 2008 | by (United States/China) – See all my reviews

This film was infuriating to watch. It boasts a very talented cast alright, but it is a far cry, nay, hardly an echo of FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE. It's almost like the director was trying to COPY snippets of his old self. Given that Farewell is one of my favorite films, I was utterly disappointed in Chen Kaige. He has completely lost his touch. From the hardly notable art direction, costumes, cinematography to foremost, the long and tedious plot which never builds into anything, Chen is a goner. In fact, I would say the fifth generation Chinese film directors are no longer worth watching. They have too much money and access and they are already devoid of stories to tell.

Do not do what countless Chinese are doing, going to the movie just to criticize it. It generates box office money and gives the wrong sort of support to directors who no longer deserve to make films.

I felt sick after 2.5 hours watching this tedious show.

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