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Singing Behind Screens (2003)

Cantando dietro i paraventi (original title)
A young man enters a brothel and sees a staged narration of a Chinese folk tale concerning a female pirate.

Director:

Ermanno Olmi

Writer:

Ermanno Olmi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bud Spencer ... Il vecchio capitano
Jun Ichikawa ... Vedova Ching
Sally Ming Zeo Ni Sally Ming Zeo Ni ... Confidente
Camillo Grassi Camillo Grassi ... Nostromo
Makoto Kobayashi ... Ammiraglio Ching
Li Xiang Yang Li Xiang Yang ... Supremo ammiraglio Kwo Lang
Wen Li Guang Wen Li Guang ... Dignitario imperiale
Chen Ruohao Chen Ruohao ... Emissario imperiale
Davide Dragonetti Davide Dragonetti ... Cliente ignaro
Alberto Capone Alberto Capone ... Cliente militare
Carlene Ko Carlene Ko ... Mery Red
Sultan Temir Omarov Sultan Temir Omarov ... Ammiraglio Thin Kwei
Bellini Zheng Bellini Zheng ... Il piccolo Guiady
Gaowta Shara Azzolini Gaowta Shara Azzolini ... Piratessa
Xuwu Chen Xuwu Chen ... Figlio del Cielo
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A young man enters a brothel and sees a staged narration of a Chinese folk tale concerning a female pirate.

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Release Date:

24 October 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Cantando por Detrás das Cortinas See more »

Filming Locations:

Podgorica, Montenegro See more »

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$1,071,748
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

In Pace, In Canto
Written by Fabio Vacchi
Sung by Alda Caiello (soprano)
Played by the 'Orchestra dell'Università degli Studi di Milano'
Directed by Alessandro Crudele
Registered at the Auditorium di MIlano
Electronic execution by Agon
Published by CAM-BMG Records
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Impressive
4 April 2005 | by CambelIMDBSee all my reviews

Surely it is not a masterpiece but a very very impressive work.

First of all watching a far-eastern myth from the perspective of an Italian director is really exciting. Costume and production designs are very good. On the other hand cinematography is also brilliant. The most interesting part is that cinematography is not something we used to see in far-eastern movies. That increases the originality. Italian speaking characters are not artificial since all the dialogs and themes contain universal issues. Bud Spencer's performance is really good. But the biggest thing is, of course, Olmi's narration style. There were some parallel editing samples in the movie that should have been shown in film classes.


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