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Mei Lanfang (2008)

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

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Qiu Rubai
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Fu zhifang (as Hong Chen)
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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
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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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History of China's opera caught up in the political upheaval of change.


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5 December 2008 (China)  »

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Eterno Feitiço  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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China's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language category (2010). See more »

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Ni Dong Wo De Ai
Performed by Ziyi Zhang, Leon Lai
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Just "good"
5 December 2008 | by 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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