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Stage Door (1996)

Hu Du Men (original title)
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 »

Director:

Kei Shu

Writers:

Raymond To (play), Raymond To (screenplay)
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3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Josephine Siao ... Lang Kim-Sum
Anita Yuen ... Yip Yuk-Sum
Daniel Hiu Tung Chan ... Wong Man-Chun
Waise Lee ... Lung
King-Fai Chung ... Chan Yiu-Cho
Sze Kei Lee ... Laan (as Sikei Lee)
David Wu ... Director Lam
Heung Kam Lee ... Auntie Ming (Piano)
On Yon Tou On Yon Tou ... Jo Jo
Greg Evans Greg Evans ... English Tutor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuk-Lan Chan Yuk-Lan Chan
Kin-San Hui Kin-San Hui ... Uncle Ha
Chung-Kwan Siu Chung-Kwan Siu ... Uncle Tin
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Storyline

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 Cantonese opera star who understands perfectly it's a point of no return once she crosses the Hu-du-men on stage, and in life as well. Respected by colleagues and friends and about to retire, Lang has yet to face new, unexpected Hu-du-men's in domestic and professional life. Husband Chan suddenly wants to immigrate. Daughter Mimi has a lesbian relationship. At work, her progressive opera director causes havoc in reforming a traditional art. Lang's protege Ip Yuk-sheung chooses between career and love, and a secret of Lang's past also surfaces. Lang, the quintessential master of vicissitudes on stage and in life, braves new crises and dilemma with gentle and light-hearted flair. Written by Perry Yu <perry@pobox.com>

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lesbian | based on play | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The term 'Hu-du-men' refers to the proscenium i.e. the boundary on stage between theatrical staff and audience in Chinese opera. See more »

Quotes

Lang Kim-Sum: No complaints, I can manage.
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Beautiful, funny, touching.
19 January 1999 | by ken_mohnkernSee all my reviews

The story of Sum, a woman who plays male characters in the Cantonese Opera. The title refers to the line between between backstage and onstage, between real life and the character portrayed onstage. Sum blends her feminine and masculine traits in her extraordinary life wonderfully. She's famous onstage and off, takes on an apprentice, her husband wants to emigrate to Australia, her young daughter seems to be getting into a lesbian relationship, and her past is creeping up on her. Beautiful choreography. Funny. Touching. Excellent.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

4 April 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Entrance of the P-Side See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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