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Xin Shang Hai tan (1996)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 13 July 1996 (Hong Kong)
Love for the same woman threatens the lifelong friendship of two 1930s Shanghai gangsters

Director:

Man Kit Poon (as Poon Man Kit)

Writers:

Sandy Shaw (as Sandy L.K. Shaw), Matt Chow (as Chow Hoi Kwong) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Ding Lik (as Andy T.W. Lau)
Leslie Cheung ... Hui Man Keung (as Lesile K.W. Cheung)
Jing Ning ... Fung Ching Ching (as Ling Jing)
Woo-sung Jung ... Ryu So Hwang (as Jung Woo Sung)
Shun Lau ... Uncle Lau (as Lau Shun)
Hsing-Kuo Wu ... Fung King-Yiu (as Wu Hsing Kuo)
Amanda Lee ... Lai-Man (as Amanda W.M. Lee)
Almen Pui-Ha Wong ... Female Assassin (as Almen P.H. Wong)
Kin-Yan Lee ... (as Lee Kin Yan)
Kin-Yat Chan ... (as Chan Kit Yan)
Andy Tse ... (as Andy C.K. Tse)
Ka Chun Leung Ka Chun Leung ... (as Leung Ka Chun)
Fai Kit Ng Fai Kit Ng ... (as Ng Fi Kit)
Kam Bon Cheung Kam Bon Cheung ... (as Cheung Kam Bon)
Chun Yip Chun Yip ... (as Yip Chun)
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Storyline

Love for the same woman threatens the lifelong friendship of two 1930s Shanghai gangsters

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Min Nan | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

13 July 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Grand See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Charlie Yeung was originally chosen to play the role of Ching-Ching. See more »

Quotes

Ding Lik: From now on, I want to share what I have with you in Shanghai.
Hui Man Keung: I am only a visitor in Shanghai. I'll certainly leave after doing my job here.
Ding Lik: Let's wait and see. Maybe you don't want to leave for something unknown.
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Soundtracks

Sleeping Alone
(Song from Shanghai Grand)
Composed by Chris Wong
Lyrics by Chris Wong
Arranged by Chiu Tsang Hei
Produced by Tony Kiang
Performed by Andy Lau (as Andy Lau Tak Wah)
O.P.: EMI Music Publishing (S.E. Asia) Ltd.
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Film noir, Hong Kong style
6 July 2000 | by Keltic-2See all my reviews

_Shanghai Grand_ is a beautifully filmed period gangster film set in, as the title might suggest, Shanghai. It's a very dark film with a film noir feel, gritty and, at times, graphically violent. The use of silent movie style placards to introduce different "chapters" in the film is novel and helps anchor _Shanghai Grand_ in the period in which it is set.

As is the case with many Honkonese films, themes of love, betrayal, honour and duty intertwine to create a complex and interesting plot; careful composition and cinematography add to the mix to make _Shanghai Grand_ a very proficient and worthwhile experience.


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