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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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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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Performed by Ziyi Zhang, Leon Lai
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This movie is too Chinese to win any international awards.
14 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

If you don't know anything about China and mei lanfang, I am sure that this movie is a little too hard to understand. After all, not every Chinese likes the Beijing opera. Just like many westerns are fascinated by the European royal families, many Asians don't really care about them at all. So it is the cultural thing.

Over all, this is a good movie, but it is a little too long. Of course, it is hard to tell a life story of a person for such a short time.

Shi Sanyan is really amazing. I felt as if he was indeed born in that time. It is also probably because I have never seen him on the screen before, so his performance was very fresh and authentic. Most of the supporting roles are very well performed. My mother thinks that the younger version of mei lanfang was better than the older version. The older version looks too stiff. I sort of agree with her.

I am writing this comment because there are only nine comments before me. After all, this is a good movie, it deserves for more comments.

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