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Farewell My Concubine

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Original title
Ba wang bie ji (Farewell My Concubine)
Running time
171 min.
China China
Lilian Lee, Lu Wei (Novel: Lilian Lee)
Zhao Jiping
Gu Changwei
Co-production China-Hong Kong; China Film Group, Tomson Films, Beijing Film Studio
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.
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
1993: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film
1993: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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