List of Hong Kong submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Filmby marinoe-pl | created - 03 Aug 2014 | updated - 27 Feb 2017 | Public
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2. The Enchanting Shadow (1960)
83 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
A young scholar spends the night in a creepy temple that is said to be haunted. He doesn't believe in the rumors, but after running into a Taoist swordsman, he meets a beautiful lady ghost.
3. The Love Eterne (1963)
126 min | Musical, Romance
The story about the life of the students at a university in Hangchow. Chu Ying-Tai is a female who has to be disguised as a man in order to gain entry into the school.
9. Si shui liu nian (1984)
96 min | Drama
Coral, a Hong Kong woman tortured by city life, went back to her home town to visit her two old friends. They all found that some precious things in life which disappear through the years ... See full summary »
10. Painted Faces (1988)
112 min | Drama
The story of Beijing Opera School, its teacher Master Yu and his students.
italian "Cinema Paradiso" won that year
12. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance
A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.
Votes: 26,662 | Gross: $2.60M
lost to italian "Mediterraneo" what a joke
13. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.
Votes: 22,463 | Gross: $5.22M
lost to spanish "Belle Epoque" what's wrong with you people?
14. The Day the Sun Turned Cold (1994)
99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.
15. Summer Snow (1995)
101 min | Comedy, Drama
The Suns are a typical Hong Kong family: May, forty something, works for a trading company; her husband, Bing, works as a low-grade civil servant, and Allen, their teenage son, is still at ... See full summary »
16. Hu Du Men (1996)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
Cross the Hu-du-men - the demarcation between the back and front stage in Cantonese opera, and you leave yourself behind to absorb totally in your character. Lang Kim-sum is a charismatic ... See full summary »
18. Ordinary Heroes (1999)
128 min | Drama
Ordinary Heroes is a 1999 Cantonese-language film directed by Ann Hui. It was co-produced by Hong Kong and China. It concerns social reform activists in Hong Kong. The film's Chinese title ... See full synopsis »
look for Ms. 邓丽君 and her song 千言万语 (鄧麗君 and 千言萬語 in traditional characters)
19. In the Mood for Love (2000)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.
Votes: 107,496 | Gross: $2.73M
21. The Touch (2002)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A sister and brother, the last heirs of a family of acrobats, are called upon by a Buddhist monk sect to retrieve an artifact that their ancestors have protected throughout the ages.
22. Infernal Affairs (2002)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.
Votes: 111,583 | Gross: $0.17M
23. Running on Karma (2003)
93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A monk turned body-builder, with the gift to see into people's lives, befriends a female cop, and uses his gift to change the force of Karma and her destiny.
25. The Banquet (2006)
Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.
26. Exiled (2006)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.
Votes: 7,920 | Gross: $0.05M
28. Prince of Tears (2009)
122 min | Drama
Two sisters whose family moves to Taiwan after their father fights in the civil war against the communists in mainland China, find their lives turned upside-down after their parents are thrown into jail and accused of being spies.
31. Life Without Principle (2011)
Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama
Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems.
33. The Golden Era (2014)
177 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The life story of Xiao Hong, one of China's most famous essayists and novelists, who reflected the progressive thinking not frequently seen during the 1930s.
Votes: 912 | Gross: $0.10M