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Kaige Chen was born on August 12, 1952 in Beijing, China. He is a director and writer, known for Farewell My Concubine (1993), Yellow Earth (1984) and Forever Enthralled (2008). He has been married to Hong Chen since 1996. They have two children. See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 47 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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(1993)
Yellow Earth Director
(1984)
(2008)
(2002)

Filmography

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 2022 Water Gate Bridge (uncredited)
 2020 Shuzhen (Short)
 2019 My People, My Country (segment "The Guiding Star") / (general director)
 2016 China's Megatomb Revealed (TV Movie documentary)
 2010 Sacrifice
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Zhanxiou Village")
 2005 The Promise
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "100 Flowers Hidden Deep")
 1984 Qiang xing qi fei (TV Series)
 1984 Yellow Earth
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Show Show Actor (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
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Show Show Self (14 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Do You Believe In Shame" music video, Duran Duran, 1989 See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chen Kai Ge | Chen Kaige

Spouse:

Hong Chen  (2 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on China] It is a country that has no past. Political regimes systematically robbed us of history and it's only now that we are beginning to get it back. See more »

Trivia:

The son of a filmmaker, he was a Red Guard and a soldier before enrolling in film school, and at one point actually denounced his own father, an act for which he still feels great shame. The father, sentenced to hard labor for several years, worked with his son as artistic director on his film Farewell My Concubine. See more »

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