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The Wild Wild Rose (1960)

Ye mei gui zhi lian (original title)
Grace Chang seduces as Hong Kong's most sensual Carmen ever. The torrid passions of Bizet's famous opera gets a postmodern reading when it is transposed to the noir-like setting of Hong ... See full summary »

Director:

Tian-Lin Wang

Writer:

Yu Chin (as Yu Chin)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Grace Chang ... Deng Sijia
Yang Chang ... Liang Hanhua
Po-Chien Chin Po-Chien Chin
Chi Hsieh ... Mr. Zhou
Ta Lei ... Old Wang
Enjia Liu ... Fatty Lin (Lin Pang zi)
Li Ma Li Ma ... Old Tian
Xiaonong Ma ... Old Wang's Wife
Sha-Fei Ouyang ... Hanhua's Mother
Yun Shen Yun Shen ... Li Meimei
Feng Su Feng Su ... Wu Suxin
Ti Tang Ti Tang ... Sijia's Husband
Ching Tien ... Xiao Liu
Chor-Lam Tsang Chor-Lam Tsang ... Hotel Clerk
Lai Wang ... Xueli
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Grace Chang seduces as Hong Kong's most sensual Carmen ever. The torrid passions of Bizet's famous opera gets a postmodern reading when it is transposed to the noir-like setting of Hong Kong's Wanchai district. One of the most exhilarating and energetic musicals in the Chinese language. Written by Anonymous

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Soundtracks

Feng liu gua fu (The merry widow)
Performed by Grace Chang
Music by Franz Lehár
Lyrics by Chun-Ching Li
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Where The Wild Rose Grows
15 August 2009 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This version of Carmen is enhanced by the tremendous acting of Grace Chang as the seductive, sexy and sassy Sijia, a singer in a nightclub who seduces her engaged pianist Hanhua (Zhang Yang), really just to show she can. However, there is also a little heart of gold hidden there, despite her penchant for cat fights and selfish ways. Grace Chang was a versatile actress, and if you've seen her in the much sweeter "Mambo Girl", you'll be surprised at her depth of emotion. I wasn't, she just shines in this. A beautiful lady, you just can't take your eyes off her. There is little in the way of wasted moments here. Even in black and white, this film and Ms. Chang are electrifying. I was on the fence about giving this a 10, but it is probably worth it, so thats what I did. Great musical numbers, easy to follow, Grace Chang at her beguiling best. What more could you possibly want?


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

4 October 1960 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Wild Rose See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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