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Flowers of Shanghai (Hai shang hua) (Taiwan, 1998)

Director, Hou Hsiao-hsien. Cast: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Michiko Hada, Lee Yu-ming, Carina Lau Ka-ling. Based on the 1894 novel by Han Ziyun this film is set in the elegant brothels of late nineteenth century Shanghai, a hermetic world with its own highly ritualized codes of behavior, where "flower girls," must win, and then hold, the affection of their wealthy callers. 113 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie DatabaseReviews and articles: Wood, Robin. "Flowers of Shanghai." Cineaction, 2001, Issue 56, p11-19, 9p
Xu, Gang Gary "Flowers of Shanghai : visualising ellipses and (colonial) absence / Gang Gary Xu." In: Chinese films in focus II / edited by Chris Berry. Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; London : [Published] on behalf of British Film Institute, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.C4 C463 2008)
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See also:Hou Hsiao-hsien bibliography
Reviews and articles: Wood, Robin. "Flowers of Shanghai." Cineaction, 2001, Issue 56, p11-19, 9p Xu, Gang Gary "Flowers of Shanghai : visualising ellipses and (colonial) absence / Gang Gary Xu." In: Chinese films in focus II / edited by Chris Berry. Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; London : [Published] on behalf of British Film Institute, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.C4 C463 2008)See also: Hou Hsiao-hsien bibliography

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