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In the Culture Revolution, Duan was forced to confess the "guilt" of Chen.
I hope all who read this review enjoy this movie even half as much as I have; if so, you will still have had a satisfying evening in front of the small screen.
It is not only the story of some very interesting characters, it is also the story of the Peking Opera as well as modern Chinese history from 1924 to 1977.
This was a lush, sweeping, always sexually repressed melodrama that is vintage Chinese cinema. It is enjoyable if one keeps this fact in mind. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Herbert L Calhoun
The shipping was timely but the quality of the dvd was very bad. A lot of scratch on the disc and cannot go beyond the first 1/3 of the movie.Published 9 months ago by X. Xu
Alas...thousands of Chinese idioms and nuanced language cannot simply be translated over. One would have to live in China/Taiwan/HK for at LEAST 20 years AND study its history AND... Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. Lee
Well only because of Gong Li did I order Farewell my Concubine....the reviews were outstanding. I have mixed feelings though on this film. Read morePublished 10 months ago by sergei kochkin
One of my absolute favourites! Passionate, colourful and magical. Becomes even better after having seen the real thing - in BeijingPublished 11 months ago by Arne Traagstad
And the cast is flawless as well. A true tour-de-force in cinema. If you've never watched a Chinese movie, start with something else (most any other of Zhang's / Gong Li's early... Read morePublished 11 months ago by The Utilitarian
I have this on VHS etc, so I've remembered almost every scene in this movie and it's good to finally see it on Blu-ray but the transfer is merely ok. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Fred