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Man Bo nu lang (1957)

A woman finds out she's adopted and seeks to find her long lost mother.

Director:

Wen Yi

Writer:

Wen Yi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Grace Chang ... Li Kailing
Peter Chen Hou ... Danian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chien Fei Chang Chien Fei Chang ... One of Kailing's Friends
Tien-Chu Chin
Chan-Chi Chung Chan-Chi Chung ... Wu Han
Mona Fong ... Guest Singer (Guest star)
Kitty Ting Hao Kitty Ting Hao ... Li Baoling
Wei Hong ... Mrs. Li
Ta-Chuan Hsu Ta-Chuan Hsu
Hsiang Kao ... Neighbour Wife
Wei-Lieh Lan Wei-Lieh Lan
Kun Li ... Schoolmate
Enjia Liu ... Mr. Li
Chi Lu Chi Lu
Xiaonong Ma ... Mengni's Mother
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A woman finds out she's adopted and seeks to find her long lost mother.

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Drama | Romance

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The amazing Grace Chang
23 August 2004 | by gorbmanSee all my reviews

Grace Chang was a big star phenomenon in the 50s and early 60s. It's not hard to see why in MAMBO GIRL. What we'd call camp (but who knows what this excessive style means to viewers 40 years ago?) starts with the very opening credits, as we see Chang's legs sinuously move to music down stairs on a stage. With big nods to Western styles--opera, torch songs, Latin music, film noir--this movie proclaims its modernity. The contemporary Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-Liang is a huge fan of Grace Chang--see especially his loving homage to her outrageous songs in 2000's THE HOLE (e.g., the "Achoo Cha- cha"). In MAMBO GIRL Chang is the seductress with the heart of gold, giving a performance every bit as spellbinding as Marlene Dietrich or the 20th century's other Euro/American movie and music divas.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

6 March 1957 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mambo Girl See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono
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