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Title Bawang bie ji = Farewell my concubine / Miramax International presents ; in association with Maverick Picture Company and Tomson (Hong Kong) Films Co., Ltd. ; screenplay by Lilian Lee & Lu Wei ; producer, Hsu Feng ; directed by Chen Kaige.
覇王别姬 [videorecording] = Farewell, my concubine / Miramax International presents ; in association with Maverick Picture Company and 湯臣(香港) 有限公司 ; 編劇李碧華, 盧葦 ; 出品人, 徐楓 ; 導演, 陳凯歌.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA. : Miramax Films ; Burbank, CA. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [1999?]

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  FOREIGN DVD FAR    Missing
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Audio Visual  DVD FAREWELL    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Media Room  DVD FOREIGN FAREWELL    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - DVDs  DVD F    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (172 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Miramax classics
Miramax classics.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; widescreen presentation preserving the original theatrical aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Note Based on the novel by Lilian Lee.
Cast Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li.
Credits Director of cinematography, Gu Changwei ; editor, Pei Xiaonan ; music by Zhao Jiping ; production design Yang Yuhe, Yang Zhanjia ; art direction, Chen Huaikai.
Note Originally produced as a Hong Kong motion picture in 1993.
MPAA Rating: Rated R for language and strong depiction of thematic material.
Summary This tale spans 50 years--from 1925 to 1977--a story at once that of individuals and of the history of China. Two young orphan boys are in the Peking Opera's perfectionist training academy. Eventually, Dieyi is assigned the role of the concubine in the famous traditional opera of the film's title, while Xiaolou will play the king. They are locked into these roles onstage, while their personal relationship somehow survives the upheavals of World War II, the communist takeover of China and the Cultural Revolution. Dieyi is livid when Xiaolou marries Juxian, who spends her life at the mercy of two men whose work together has defined their individual personalities.
Contents Opening credits -- From the brothel -- By nature a boy -- Price of fame -- Performing for Zhang -- Determined fate -- Master Yuan -- Special day -- Engaged woman -- Most intimate friends -- To save Ziaolou -- Forget the opera -- Old master -- Show of force -- Cheng's trial -- People's anger -- Modern opera -- Out with the old society -- Betrayal -- Farewell -- End credits.
Note Special features: Film recommendations [text feature].
Awards Winner, Prix de la FIPRESCI and Palme d'Or: Chen Kaige, 1993 Cannes Film Festival; Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Film, 1994 Golden Globe Awards.
Language In Chinese with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Beijing Jing ju tuan -- Drama.
Friendship -- Drama.
Gender identity -- Drama.
Homosexuality -- Drama.
Men -- Sexual behavior -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
China.
Genre/Form Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Chinese.
Adaptation.
Feature.
Feature films.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Chinese.
Foreign films.
Added Author Li, Bihua.
李碧華.
Lu, Wei.
盧葦.
Xu, Feng, 1950-
徐楓.
Chen, Kaige, 1952-
陳凯歌, 1952-
Cheung, Leslie, 1956-2003.
張國荣, 1956-2003.
Zhang, Fengyi.
張豐毅.
Gong, Li, 1965-
鞏俐, 1965-
Li, Bihua. Ba wang bie ji.
李碧華. 覇王别姬.
Miramax Films.
Maverick Picture Company.
Tomson (Hong Kong) Films Co. Ltd.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Farewell my concubine
ISBN 0788816101
9780788816109
Standard No. 717951002723
Music No. 17368 Miramax Home Entertainment
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