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Farewell My Concubine

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Original title
Ba wang bie ji (Farewell My Concubine)
Year
Running time
171 min.
Country
China China
Director
Screenwriter
Lilian Lee, Lu Wei (Novel: Lilian Lee)
Music
Zhao Jiping
Cinematography
Changwei Gu
Cast
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Producer
Co-production China-Hong Kong; China Film Group / Tomson Films / Beijing Film Studio
Genre
Drama | Chinese Cultural Revolution. Opera. Costume Drama. Historical. Gay & Lesbian. Epic film
Synopsis / Plot
"Farewell, My Concubine" is a movie with two parallel, intertwined stories. It is the story of two performers in the Beijing Opera, stage brothers, and the woman who comes between them. At the same time, it attempts to do no less than squeeze the entire political history of China in the twentieth century into a three-hour time-frame.
Awards
1993: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture, Cinematography
1993: Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
1993: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Language Picture
1993: 2 Awards in Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm), FIPRESCI Award
1993: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture
1993: National Board of Review: Best Foreign Language Picture
1993: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supp. Actress (Li Gong) & Best Foreign Film
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