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Hong mei gui bai mei gui (1994)

Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose. Even though he feels happy with her, he knows he will not end ... See full summary »

Director:

Stanley Kwan

Writers:

Eileen Chang (based on a story by) (as Eileen Chang Reyher), Edward Lam (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joan Chen ... Wang Chiao-jui / Wang Jiao-rui
Veronica Yip ... Meng Yen-li / Meng Yan-li
Winston Chao ... Tung Chen-pao / Tong Zhen-bao
Zhao Chang Zhao Chang ... Tung Tu-Bao
Shi Ge Shi Ge ... Rose
Shen Hua Shen Hua ... Mr. Chang
Shen Tong Hua Shen Tong Hua ... Wang Ze Hong
Shen Fan Qi Shen Fan Qi ... Wei Ying
Yanyu Lin Yanyu Lin ... Wu Ma
Sabine Bail Sabine Bail ... Purple Rose
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsing-Kuo Wu
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Storyline

Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose. Even though he feels happy with her, he knows he will not end up with her. To maintain his reputation, he marries an antiseptic, frigid but classy lady of a prim and proper background (White rose). Dissonance abound when he finds his bride irritating. Written by hitlerberries <spore>

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Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Shanghainese

Release Date:

10 December 1994 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Rose White Rose See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Great drama that keeps your attention to the end.
31 August 2001 | by tiggerhansSee all my reviews

I watched this movie while I was in Taiwan, Keelung, and I regret the fact that I have never seen it in Dutch cinema, not even in the Film theaters (where they show movies from the theaters around the world, beside the hollywood blockbusters).

This movie is touching and tells more about the struggle of the two women the man is in love with than the man himself. It is one of the classic books of Taiwan and it is a must for everyone who likes Asian cinema or is hooked on drama. Made in 1994 it looks like one of those classic movies from the 30-ies, and it kept my attention till the last moment.


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