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Flowers of Shanghai Details

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Hou Hsiao-hsien (Hou Hsiao-hsien) directed this Taiwanese-Japanese period drama set in the British section brothels of 19th-century Shanghai. Chu Tien-wen's screenplay was adapted from Han Ziyun's 1894 novel Haishang Huia Liezhuang (Biographies of Flowers of Shanghai), translated from the original dialect to Mandarin during the '30s by Shanghai writer Eileen Chang. Around 1884, during the closing years of Imperial China, Crimson (Japanese actress Michiko Hada) worries that she's about to be dropped by civil servant Wang (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), since he's spending so much time with Jasmin (Wei Hsiao-hui). Emotions escalate when word arrives that Wang will relocate to another post in the Canton province. Shown in competition at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:September 11, 1998

Cast

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
as Wang Lingsheng
Michiko Hada
as Crimson
Michelle Reis
as Emerald
Carina Liu
as Pearl
Jack Kao
as Luo
Rebecca Pan
as Auntie Huang
Annie Shizuka Inoh
as Golden Flower

Crew

Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Director
Shozo Ichiyama
Producer
Yang Teng-Kuei
Producer
Mark Lee Ping-bing
Cinematographer
Yoshihiro Hanno
Composer (Music Score)
Liao Ching-song
Editor
Hwang Wern-ying
Production Designer
Fumiko Osaka
Associate Producer
Takashi Tsukinoki
Associate Producer
Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Executive Producer
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