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Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land (1993)

An lian tao hua yuan (original title)
Two drama companies happened to share one auditorium for rehearsal. Friction was inevitable. One of them played 'Peach Blossom', a comedy in medieval costume. Another played 'Secret Love', ... See full summary »

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Stan Lai

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Stan Lai
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brigitte Lin ... Yun Zhifan
Wei-Hui Li Wei-Hui Li ... Mysterious woman
Pao-Ming Ku ... Master Yuen (as Paoming Ku)
Li-Chun Lee ... Old Tao (as Lichun Lee)
Shih-Chieh King ... Chiang Pin-Liu
Ismene Ting Ismene Ting ... Spring Flower
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ju-Ping Lin Ju-Ping Lin ... Assistant
Lih-Ching Lin Lih-Ching Lin ... Mrs. Chiang (as Liqing Lin)
Liang-Tso Liu ... Shun Zi
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Two drama companies happened to share one auditorium for rehearsal. Friction was inevitable. One of them played 'Peach Blossom', a comedy in medieval costume. Another played 'Secret Love', a sad story with contemporary setting. Though unreconciled in all aspects, they find themselves telling the same story: the story of Chinese people forced to leave home. Written by Gigi Tam <gigitam@hkstar.com>

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

25 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Land der Pfirsichblüte See more »

Filming Locations:

Keelung, Taiwan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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a beautiful voyage
10 August 2007 | by lucad_99See all my reviews

I saw this film when it first came out at the Vancouver International Film Festival and I have never forgotten it. The stories intertwine beautifully and the cinematography is incredible. I would love to see it again, and not sure where I could get a copy, but I often mention it to my students. If I remember well, there are three stories-- one is about two theatre groups in modern Taiwan who have been booked to rehearse in the same theatre, causing enormous fights between the two groups. The second is one of the plays which is called "Secret Love," about an old man who left a lovely girl in China to move to Taiwan. The third is the other play, based on the fable "Peachblossom land," in which the listener sees memory and loss of something so beautiful given up for mundane daily life. One of my favorite films, ever. I feel fortunate to have seen it. The play version is now a big hit in China, too.


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