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Cantando dietro i paraventi (2003)

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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Storyline

A young man enters a brothel and sees a staged narration of a Chinese folk tale concerning a female pirate.

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Drama | History | Music | War

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Official Sites:

Mikado [Italy]

Country:

Italy | UK | France

Language:

Italian | Mandarin | English

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€205,920 (Italy), 26 October 2003, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Symphonie phantastique: Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat
(opus 14) - Largo, Allegro, Dies Irae, and Ronde du Sabbat
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An all times tale... with a beautiful she-Pirate and a kind King (well, lets say an Emperor!)... with art & poetry!!
1 July 2006 | by carlosyrigoyenSee all my reviews

First of all, I must apologize on behalf of my Latin (Italian) blood!! I mean, if there is something I like... I really LIKE IT !! and let me say it again: I really loved & LIKED this film!! The script takes you back to those stories by Emilio Salgari about the Malasya's Tigers or even to those other Pirates at the Caribbean Sea. But this time, just sailing by the Sea of China... Oh sorry!! it is a little far away from the Hispaniola...? It must be the Butterfly Effect!! Changing places, from behind the screen to the open sea, or inside the Captain's Cabin to the beautiful Widow Ching's heart (Jun Ichikawa not only speaks Italian with Rome accent, but her eastern beauty has that touch too!!), or deep her (ours) thoughts, memories or dreams... who really knows? It is more than a tale for grown people that used to be children once upon a time... Lovely!! I really enjoy it!! Oh!! by the way, if you are planning to watch it with your kids, beware about some elegant & artistic views of Miss Ichikawa's beauty... just a few minutes before the end of the story... But don't loose the message that comes on the gorgeous kites... Lovely!! This is a film to enjoy it.


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