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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Angela Workman (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
2011 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
A story set in nineteenth-century China and focusing on the life-long friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid social norms imposed on women. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
it touches the heart See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Russell Wong ... Bank CEO

Bingbing Li ... Nina / Lily

Archie Kao ... Sebastian

Gianna Jun ... Snow Flower / Sophia
Coco Chiang ... Anna
Hu Qing Yun ... Mrs. Liao
Shi Ping Cao ... Mr. Wei
Ruijia Zhang ... Mrs. Wei

Vivian Wu ... Aunt
Zhebing Gong ... Professor
Lilia Zhou ... Nurse
Congmeng Guo ... Little Lily
Danping Shen ... Lily's Mother
Yan Dai ... Little Snow Flower
Yulan Xu ... Snow Flower's Mother
Shiming Wang ... Foot Binder
Shouqin Xu ... Lily's Father
Ying Tang ... Madame Wang
Chen Tao ... Da Lang
Feihu Sun ... Master Lu
Zhong Lü ... Lady Lu
Mian Mian ... Claire
Yi-Ching Lu ... Yong Gang
Zhoubo Fang ... Mr. Liao
Xiao Hu Ding ... TV News Anchor
Li Qiang ... Gao Kao Official
Wu Jiang ... Butcher
Li Qiu Zhang ... Butcher's Mother

Hugh Jackman ... Arthur
Andy Gao ... Bartender
Ying Lin ... Lotus
Li Hui Xia ... Cousin Yan's Mother
Pei Jin ... Landlady
Fan Hua Meng ... Bathhouse Clerk
Rongyi Qu ... Spring Moon (15 years old)
Yancen Zhou ... Lily / Nina Double
Nv Long ... Snow Flower / Sophia Double
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Christina Y. Jun ... Sophie (voice)
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Directed by
Wayne Wang 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Angela Workman (screenplay) and
Ronald Bass (screenplay) (as Ron Bass) and
Michael Ray (screenplay) (as Michael K. Ray)

Lisa See (novel)

Produced by
Jessinta Liu .... co-producer
Andrew Loo .... co-producer
Wendi Murdoch .... producer
Ted Perkins .... associate producer
Craig Shilowich .... line producer: New York
Hugo Shong .... executive producer
Florence Sloan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Wong 
 
Film Editing by
Deirdre Slevin 
 
Production Design by
Lim Chung Man 
 
Art Direction by
Molly Page 
 
Makeup Department
Rondi Scott .... makeup artist: New York
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Loo .... second unit director
Fei Wong .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor (sound designer)
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Cate Montana .... supervising adr editor
Chris Quilty .... production sound mixer
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor
Tom Ryan .... foley/adr mixer
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... apprentice sound editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Joseph DiValerio .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Daly .... assistant camera
Matthew Jacobs .... key grip: New York
Louis Jong .... key grip
Peter Milmoe .... best boy electric: New York
Ryan Minelli .... gaffer: New York
G.T. Womack .... first assistant camera: New York
 
Editorial Department
Erin Crackel .... associate editor
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate project manager
Adam Fox Forrest .... promo editor
Matt Garner .... post-production consultant
Joe Gawler .... additional colorist
Ji Zhao .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Chris Cozens .... auricle control systems
Yann McCullough .... music editor
Jeremy Murphy .... protools engineer
Joe Rudge .... music supervisor
Jehan Stefan .... assistant to orchestrator
Karen Westropp .... assistant to composer
Youki Yamamoto .... composer: song
Youki Yamamoto .... music associate
 
Other crew
Yi Song 'Scarlet' Chen .... script supervisor
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
David Magdael .... publicist
Bill Wang .... production accountant
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexuality, violence/disturbing images and drug use
Runtime:
104 min | USA:120 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:6 (f) | Singapore:NC-16 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46577)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Rupert Murdoch personally asked Fox Searchlight to release this film in North America.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The last paragraphs of the unsent letter that Nina found in Sophias apartment, which can be seen when she closes the notebook, don't match Nina's voice-over.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Bank CEO:People say I'm sending Sebastian and Nina to New york so neither will take my job. Hey, perhaps that's partly true. You know, like these butterflies that surround us this evening, it's a time of transformation, new beginnings.
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it touches the heart, 3 December 2013
Author: jfarms1956 from United States

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a "Chick Flick" and is best enjoyed by those 8 and older who know what it is to be a friend. This is a story of sisterhood which withstands the test of time itself. The musical score is quite nice and relaxing. It is a good movie to watch in the afternoon, alone or with your BFF. The movie is a bit too long, maybe 20 minutes could have been edited out. Switching back and forth through time is done okay. The movie requires a glass or two of wine and some pizza. Guys, don't bother with this film unless you want to impress your significant other. It is a slow pace film telling a love story between sisters of a sort. You won't easily forget this film overnight like many other films because it touches the heart.

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