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Shanghai Triad (1994)
Starring: Li Bao-Tian, Sun Chun, Gong Li, Wang Xiaoxiao, Li Xuejian
Director: Yimou Zhang
Category: Foreign, Drama, Independent
Studio: Columbia / TriStar
English, Spanish
107 mins



A Film By Zhang Yimou

The charms of an alluring prostitute are used as bait between feuding ganglords against a dramatic backdrop of 1930's Shanghai in this exotic and utterly captivating thriller.

Award winner Zhang Yimou directs his enigmatic muse Gong Li in the latest in a long line of memorable collaborations (Red Sorghum, Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, The Story of Qiu Ju and To Live).

"From the glowing artifice and warm surfaces of chic Shanghai to the natural blues and greens of the misty countryside where the tale leads, it is, in the truest sense, poetry in motion." - Jack Matthews, NEWSDAY


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