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Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Original name: 霸王别姬
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: 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, Doutzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo's explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, realistic, epic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, love triangle, homosexual, friendship, prostitute, teacher, suicide, actor, communism, marriage, opera, cultural revolution, chinese opera, theater, childhood, music, friends, romance, lovers, tragic love, career, star, politician, jealousy ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan, taiwan, spain

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