Farewell My Concubine(Movie, 1993)

Original title: "霸王别姬" (Chinese (Mandarin)/ZH)
| 2h 51min | Genre: Drama
Farewell My ConcubineRating: 4.0/5 (with 253253 votes)
Farewell My Concubine is a 1993 Chinese historical drama film directed by Chen Kaige, starring Leslie Cheung, Gong Li and Zhang Fengyi. Adapted for the screen by Lu Wei, based on the novel by Lilian Lee, the film is set in a politically tumultuous 20th-century China, from the early days of the Republic of China to the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. It chronicles the troubled relationships amongst two lifelong friends, the Peking opera actors Cheng Dieyi (Cheung) and Duan Xiaolou (Zhang), and Xiaolou's wife Juxian (Gong). The film's themes include confusion of identity and blurred lines between real life and the stage, portrayed by the revered opera actor Dieyi, whose unrequited love for Xiaolou persists throughout. Commentators also noted themes of political and societal disturbances in 20th-century China, which is typical of the Chinese Fifth Generation cinema. Farewell My Concubine premiered on 1 January 1993, in Hong Kon... ()
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Awards & Nominations for Farewell My Concubine

Palme d'Or Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

About Farewell My Concubine

Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled "Farewell My Concubine" that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou marries Juxian, Douzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo's explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.

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Additional Information

Production countries: People's Republic of China, Hong Kong
Plays in: Beijing
Based on the work of: Lilian Lee ("Farewell My Concubine")
Original language: Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Spoken languages: Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Translated into 24 languages: Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Georgian (KA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/16/1993 (World premiere: 01/01/1993)
Cast: Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li, Ge You, Ying Da, David Wu, Jiang Wenli
Director: Chen Kaige
Producer: Hsu Feng
Screenwriter: Lilian Lee, Lu Wei
Film Editor: Pei Xiaonan
Director of Photography: Gu Changwei
Composer: Zhao Jiping
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Ba wang bie ji"
"Jäähyväiset jalkavaimolle"
"Adieu ma concubine"
"Farewell to My Concubine"
"Addio mia concubina"
"さらば、わが愛 覇王別姫"
"패왕별희 디 오리지널"
"Adiós a mi concubina"
"Прощавай, моя наложнице"
"Bá Vương Biệt Cơ"
Budget: 4,000,000 USD
Revenue: 6,400,000 USD (= 160%)

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