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Chinese Cinema & Filmmakers

The Boys from Fengkuei (Fenggui lai de ren) (Taiwan, 1983)

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien. Ah-Ching and his friends have just finished school in their island fishing village, and now spend most of their time drinking and fighting. Three of them decide to go to the port city of Kaohsiung to look for work. They find an apartment through relatives, and Ah-Ching is attracted to the girlfriend of a neighbor. There they face the harsh realities of the big city. 110 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Bride with White Hair (Bai fa mo nu zhuan) (Hong Kong, 1993)

Directed by Ronny Yu. Cast: Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Ching Hsia. The story of doomed lovers caught in the cross-fire of warring clans, each being a champion warrior on opposite sides of the strife. The film sets itself apart in its ability to combine over-the-top action sequences and rapturous love scenes. 92 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Chinese Connection (Fist of Fury) (Jing wu men ) (Hong Kong, 1972)

Directed by Lo Wei, featuring Bruce Lee. In this action-packed Bruce Lee classic Kung fu student Chen, upon learning of the murder of his revered kung fu instructor, travels to Shanghai searching for the gang responsible and ends up facing some of his most dangerous opponents. 107 min. ; Uncut & restored version is (102 min.) Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Chinese Feast (Jin yu man tang) (Hong Kong, 1995)

Directd by Tsui Hark. Cast: Kenny Bee, Leslie Cheung, Anita Yuen. Kit is a gangster looking to start a new life as a chef in Canada, so he can be closer to his girlfriend. But in his struggle to learn the fine art of cuisine, he runs across a red-headed beauty who will change his plans, and soon finds himself off in search of the retired master who can teach him how to win in the ultimate cooking challenge. 110 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Day the Sun Turned Cold (Tien kuo ni tzu) (Hong Kong, 1994)

Directed by Yen Hao. A drama based on a true crime which occurred in China. A young welder comes to a police station and accuses his mother of killing his father ten years ago. The police finally reopen the case and slowly the truth about ugly family secrets is revealed. 99 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The East is Red (Tung-fang Pu-pai feng yun tsai chi) (Hong Kong, 1992)

Directed by Siu-Tung Ching (Cheng Hsiao-tung) and Raymond Lee. I In this third segment of the Swordsman series Tung-fang Pu-pai returns and unleashes a destructive omnipotent force to battle those who have used His/Her name for power and evil. Vowing to destroy the impostors, Tung-fang seeks to gain back the love of Snow or destroy her as well. 108 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Emperor and the Assassin (Jing Ke ci Qin Wang) (France, Japan, China, 1999)

Directed by Chen Kaige. In this visually stunning epic Ying Zheng, the King of Qin, has one driving ambition: to unify China's seven kingdoms into one magnificent empire. Impressed by her lover's convictions, Lady Zhao helps Ying Zheng create an assassination plot that would justify the conquest of Qin's most powerful enemy, but when the mission explodes into a brutal holocaust, she is forced to question her loyalty. 161 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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The Emperor's Shadow (Chin sung) (China, Hong Kong, 1996)

Directed by Zhou Xiaowen. A drama about the rise of Chin Shih-huang, China's first emperor, and the love story between his court musician Kao Chien-li and Princess Li-yang. 123 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

The Eye (Jian Gui) (Hong Kong | Singapore, 2002)

Directed by Oxide and Danny Pang. In this Chinese horror film, a blind girl gets a cornea transplant after 18 years of blindness but the face she sees in the mirror is not her own and she begins to realize she is seeing ghosts. So she sets out of find the origins of her cornea and the history of the previous dead owner. 95 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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The Fate of Lee Khan (Ying chun ge zhi feng bo) (Hong Kong, Taiwan, 1973)

Director, King Hu. At the end of the Yuan dynasty, a group of Chinese gather at a bar for the task of overthrowing the dynasty. The story tells about the planning and execution of the uprising against their Mongolian oppressors and their eventual success. 105 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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