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

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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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Did You Know?

Connections

Features La bella corsara (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

The Yao's Dance
Written by Liu Tiyshan and Mao Yuan
Interpreted by Chinese Orchestra of the Chinese Broadcasting Art Troupe
Directed by Peng Xiuwen
Published by China Record Corporation, 1996
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Another "not to be missed" Ermanno Olmi Film.
6 November 2006 | by adrienne-nolanSee all my reviews

I have yet to be disappointed with Olmi's work and "Cantando dietro i paraventi" was no exception. It met all my expectations and more. It is a superbly executed film with all the hallmarks of Olmi's lyricism and beauty of composition. Each frame is a joy to behold and Olmi is a master at setting mood and tempo. From the stage to high seas the audience is taken on a memorable journey - a blend of the real and the performed which culminates in a beautiful and magical scene of kites soaring through and from the sky bearing their message of peace. Long may Olmi and his son continue to make films of such quality and visual delight.


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