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Chinese Cinema & Filmmakers

Time and Tide (Seunlau ngaklau) (Hong Kong, Taiwan, 2000)

Directed by Hark Tsui. Cast: Nicholas Tse, Wu Bai, Joventino Cuoto Remotigue, Anthony Wong, Candy Lo, Cathy Chui. A restless, streetwise 21-year-old has had trouble gaining the trust of others all his life. Now he is forced to deal with the reality of impending fatherhood. Needing quick cash, he joins a bodyguard company. He makes friends with a once disillusioned mercenary determined to begin life in a new way, since he is also about to become a father. However, their companionship is brief and they both are uncontrollably forced toward opposite sides of a deadly showdown. 114 min.

To Live (Huo zhe) (China, Hong Kong, 1994)

Directed by Zhang Yimou, Bin Wang, Xleochun Zhang. In a smoky gambling den in 1940's China, a drunken young man runs through his family's fortune, losing their ancestral home and all their possessions. This staggering loss proves to be their salvation, and the first step in an odyssey of survival that will take them through war and revolution love and loss, tragedy ... and triumph. 132 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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Together (He ni zai yi qi) (China, South Korea, 2002)

Directed by Chen Kaige. Cast: Liu Peiqi, Chen Hong, Wang Zhiwen, Chen Kaige, Tang Yun. When a shy small-town boy heads to Beijing for violin lessons, he discovers a new world filled with first loves, lasting friendships ... and a secret that will change his life forever. 119 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Twin Sisters (Zi mei hua) (China, 1933)

Directed by Zheng Zhengqiu. Cast:Hu Die, Zheng Xiaoqiu, Xuan Jinglin. Twin girls separated at birth are reunited when the one raised in poverty becomes a servant in the household of her sister, now the pampered wife of a warlord general. 81 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Two Champions of Shaolin (Shao Lin yu Wu Dang) (Hong Kong, 1978)

Director, Cheh Chang. Cast: Lu Feng, Sun Chien, Wang Li, Kuo Chue, Lo Meng, Chiang Sheng, Candy Wen. Anti-Manchu Shaolin masters who represent the forces of good use their considerable skills to crush the devious Wutang warriors in a literal fight to the death. 102 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Two Stage Sisters (Wu tai chieh mei) (China, 1965)

Directed by Wie Jin. Chronicles the fortunes of two actresses in pre-revolutionary China who become friends, however one woman falls into the lowlife, gangster world, while the other looks up to the heavens and revolutionary awareness dawns. The two end up in court as the corrupted Western-style "sister" has attacked the other. The expected justice prevails and the next scenes are of revolutionary China in 1950.

Two Stars in the Milky Way (Yin han shuang xing) (China, 1931)

Directed by Tomsie Sze. Cast: Violet Wong, Raymond King, Kao Chien Fei, Yeh Chuen Chuen, V.K. Chung. "Yan, a well-know actor, meets Li, a pretty singer who is to play with him in a film adaptation of an old Chinese play. The film is a success for both actors who soon become an ideal couple in real life, too. But Yan forgot to mention he was already married. A disillusioned Li abandons the film world and returns to the contryside to live with her father." 100 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Vive l'Amour (Ai qing wan sui) (Taiwan, 1994)

Directed by Tsai Ming-Liang. Cast: Yang Kui-mei, Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Chao-jung. Drama without dialog takes place in Taipei, Taiwan where a strange love triangle develops between a chic, seductive real estate agent, a street merchant and a shy, gay man who spies on the couple's trysts. 118 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
See also:Tsai Ming-Liang bibliography

Way of the Dragon (Meng long guojiang) (1971)

Directed by Directed by Wei Lo. Cast: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao. In this high-kicking martial arts thriller, a young man (Bruce Lee) is called to Rome to help a family friend whose restaurant is being targeted by local gangsters. Used to getting their own way, these ruthless men make the mistake of underestimating the young man's ingenuity. When they are unable to get rid of him, they call in an international martial arts champion (Chuck Norris), creating the ultimate clash of kung fu masters in the ancient city's majestic coliseum.

We're Going to Eat You (Di yu wu men) (Hong Kong, 1980)

Directed by Hark Tsui. Cast: Han Guocai, Norman Chu, Eddy Ko, Melvin Wong, Feng Feng, Tony Liu, Siu- Ming To, Hon Gwok Choi, Din Long Lee, Cory Yuen. Agent 999 is on a mission in pursuit of a bandit called Rolex. On the route he goes to a remote island where local people are all merciless cannibals. 90 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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