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Mahjong (1996)

Ma jiang (original title)
When a well known businessman goes missing, owing $100m to Taipei's underworld, two hoods decide to follow his son, the leader of a youth gang. A small group of trendy foreigners gets caught up in the action.

Director:

Edward Yang

Writer:

Edward Yang
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4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tsung Sheng Tang ... Red Fish
Chen Chang ... Hong Kong
Lawrence Ko ... Luen-Luen (as Yulun Ke)
Chi-tsan Wang Chi-tsan Wang ... Little Buddha
Virginie Ledoyen ... Marthe
Nick Erickson Nick Erickson ... Markus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kuo-Chu Chang ... Red Fish's father
Shin-hui Chen Shin-hui Chen ... Alison (as Xinhui Chen)
Diana Dupuis Diana Dupuis ... Ginger
Kaizô Hayashi Kaizô Hayashi ... Criminal policeman (as Lin Haixiang)
Ming Hsu ... John
Elaine Jin ... Mother of Red Fish
I-Chen Ko ... Luen-Luen's father
Pao-Ming Ku ... Chairman of the board Qiu
T.C. Lin T.C. Lin ... The Housemate
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When a well known businessman goes missing, owing $100m to Taipei's underworld, two hoods decide to follow his son, the leader of a youth gang. A small group of trendy foreigners gets caught up in the action.

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urban setting | chinese | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Drama

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Easily Yang's worst film
18 January 2011 | by zvelf-1See all my reviews

Edward Yang made his only bad movie (and I've seen them all) with this flick about young gangsters in Taipei and the scams they run. All the foreign actors are god-awful and that includes poor Virginie Ledoyen when she has to speak English. Most of the humor and purposefully over-the-top acting falls flat. Among the cast, only the very talky Tang Tsung Sheng and the subdued Lawrence Ko stand out. None of the relationships among the characters ever really gets fleshed out, and the movie has an extremely conventional ending. Ledoyen is of course extremely gorgeous so maybe Yang was distracted because he never gets a handle on the tone of this thing.


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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Min Nan | English

Release Date:

7 December 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mahjong See more »

Filming Locations:

Taipei City, Taiwan

Company Credits

Production Co:

AtomFilms See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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