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Chinese Cinema & Filmmakers

Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou) (Hong Kong, 2002)

Directed by Wai Keung Lau and Siu Fai Mak. Cast: Tony Leung, Andy Lau, Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang. A story of a mole in the Hong Kong police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same - to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. 101 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Infernal Affairs II (Mou gaan dou II) (Hong Kong, 2002)

Directed by Wai Keung Lau and Siu Fai Mak. Cast: Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang, Carina Lau, Francis Ng, Edison Chen, Shawn Yue, Hu Jun. In this prequel to Internal affairs (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss. 119 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Infernal Affairs III (Mou gaan dou III, Chung gik miu gaan) (Hong Kong, 2003)

Directed by Wai Keung Lau and Siu Fai Mak. Cast: Tony Leung, Chiu-Wai, Andy Lau, Leoni Lai, Chen Daoming, Kelly Chen, Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang. In the third edition to the Internal Affairs series, the unit has their hands full again. The conclusion to the groundbreaking trilogy that inspired 'The Departed'. 118 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Ju Dou (China / Japan, 1991)

Directed by Zhang Yi-Mou and Yang Feng-liang. The abused wife of a sadistic Chinese mill owner and his overworked nephew fall in love. Only murder could free the lovers from the mill owner's tyranny- or could it? 98 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Kung Fu Hustle (China / Hong Kong, 2004)

Directed by Stephen Chow. Cast: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Kwok Keun Chan, Siu Lung Leung, Dong Zhi Hua, Chiu Chi Ling, Xing Yu, Chi Chung Lam, Kai Man Tin. Sing, a hapless gangster, must overcome his inability to wield a knife and demonstrate his mettle in order to become a member of the notorious Axe Gang. He realizes he is the greatest kung fu master of them all, destined to protect the sacred streets. 99 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Lan Yu (China, Hong Kong, 2001)

Directed by Stanley Kwan. Chronicles the turbulent gay relationship between a closeted middle-aged businessman and a young college student amid the violent uprising of Tiananmen Square. 86 min. ; or PAL format Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Legend of Zu (Shu shan zheng zhuan) (Hong Kong, 2001)

Directed by Tsui Hark. Cast: Zheng Yijian, Zhang Bozhi, Gu Tianle, Hung Jinbao (Samo Hung), Zhang Ziyi. In this fantasy film immortals train for hundreds of years to perfect their martial arts. However, an evil force is threatening their existence on the mountains of Zu, and they must band together to fight back. 105 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Life on a String (Bian zou bian chang) (China, 1991)

Director, Chen Kaige. Cast: Liu Zhongyuan, Huang Lei, Xu Qing. Story of a saintly blind man who as a boy was promised the restoration of his sight if he devoted his life to music. He and a young blind disciple travel the countryside seeking enlightenment and inspiring people with their singing and banjo playing. 107 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Lust, Caution (Se, jie) (USA / China / Taiwan / Hong Kong, 2007)

Directed by Ang Lee. Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Lee-Hom Wang, Chung Hua Tou. Set Japanese-occupied Shanghai, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal. Bonus feature: "Tiles of deception, lurid affections" featurette. 159 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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