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Shanghai Triad Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Country boy Shuisheng ([[Performer~P240891~Wang Xiaoxiao~xiazhengxing]]) is brought to 1930s Shanghai by his uncle who wants the boy to become a member of the powerful gang ruled by manipulative Tang (Li Baotian). In fact, Shuisheng will serve Tang's capricious mistress Bijou ([[Performer~P42289~Gong Li~gongli]]), a nightclub singer whom the boss proclaimed "the Queen of Shanghai." When the boy's uncle and the gang's several other members die during a rival gang's unsuccessful attempt on Tang's life, the latter retreats to a remote small island, taking both Bijou and Shuisheng with him and thinking of revenge. The film's English-language title is a little bit deceiving (the original Chinese title translates to "Row, Row, Row to Grandmother's Bridge," a line in Tang's favorite song performed by Bijou), as this drama centers more on the boy's coming of age and Bijou's disillusionment than on Shanghai gang wars. ~ Yuri German, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Cannes Film Festival Olivier Chiavassa Grand Technical Prize 1995 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Lu Yue Best Cinematography 1994 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Lu Yue Best Cinematography 1995 Winner
Cannes Film Festival Lu Yue Grand Technical Prize 1995 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lu Yue Best Cinematography 1995 Nominee
Cannes Film Festival Bruno Patin Grand Technical Prize 1995 Winner

Cast

Gong Li
as Bijou
Li Baotian
as Boss Tang
Chen Shu
as Shi Ye

Crew

Zhang Yimou
Director
Jean-Louis Piel
Producer
Yves Marmion
Producer
Lu Yue
Cinematographer
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