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Ren gui qing (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 January 1987 (China)
The fictional life and career of a famous actress in Chinese opera, a woman who goes against tradition by specializing in playing male roles, especially that of Zhang Kui, a benevolent ... See full summary »

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Shuqin Huang
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shouli Xu Shouli Xu ... Qiu Yun
Baotian Li ... Father
Qiling Ji Qiling Ji ... Teacher Zhang
Yanling Pei Yanling Pei ... Zhong Kui
Lin Gong Lin Gong ... Qiu Yun (teenager)
Felfel Wang Felfel Wang ... Qiu Yun (child)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Debao An Debao An
Li Cun Li Cun
Qinggang Liang Qinggang Liang
Naichang Ren Naichang Ren ... Liu Qiang
Yuan Shi Yuan Shi
Yining Song Yining Song
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The fictional life and career of a famous actress in Chinese opera, a woman who goes against tradition by specializing in playing male roles, especially that of Zhang Kui, a benevolent ghost who appears in several Chinese operas. Although the actress's career brings wealth and fame, it is attained only through considerable struggle against an anti-female system and an unhappy personal life. Written by <dmarion1@attbi.com>

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1 January 1987 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Woman-Demon-Human See more »

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Production Co:

Shanghai Film Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Of most interest to who like Chinese Opera
23 December 2001 | by psteierSee all my reviews

Episodes from the life and career of a woman who starts as a child in a small traveling Chinese Opera troupe and who becomes an international star playing male roles. It is set from the late 1940's to the early 1990's though dates are not mentioned, only shown by objects such as a television set.

The narrative is punctuated by studio scenes of the Demon Queller (Zhong Kui - her father's favorite role) in Chinese Opera makeup and costume struggling with various Chinese Opera ghosts; presumable this represents the lead's conflict with the woman's role in Chinese Opera and Society.

The story is thin and ignores the political turmoil or the period, but some of the Chinese Opera acting is quite good.


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