The Resource Farewell my concubine : Bawang bie ji, An Alliance Films release ; Miramax Films ; in association with Maverick Picture Company and Tomson (Hong Kong) Films Co., Ltd. ; screenplay by Lilian Lee & Lu Wei ; producer, Hsu Feng ; directed by Chen Kaige, (videorecording)

Farewell my concubine : Bawang bie ji, An Alliance Films release ; Miramax Films ; in association with Maverick Picture Company and Tomson (Hong Kong) Films Co., Ltd. ; screenplay by Lilian Lee & Lu Wei ; producer, Hsu Feng ; directed by Chen Kaige, (videorecording)

Label
Farewell my concubine : Bawang bie ji
Title
Farewell my concubine
Title remainder
Bawang bie ji
Statement of responsibility
An Alliance Films release ; Miramax Films ; in association with Maverick Picture Company and Tomson (Hong Kong) Films Co., Ltd. ; screenplay by Lilian Lee & Lu Wei ; producer, Hsu Feng ; directed by Chen Kaige
Title variation
  • Bawang bie ji
  • Adieu ma concubine
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • chi
  • fre
  • eng
  • chi
Summary
This tale spans 50 years--from 1925 to 1977--a story at once that of individuals and of the history of China. Two young orphan boys are in the Peking Opera's perfectionist training academy. Eventually, Dieyi is assigned the role of the concubine in the famous traditional opera of the film's title, while Xiaolou will play the king. They are locked into these roles onstage, while their personal relationship somehow survives the upheavals of World War II, the communist takeover of China and the Cultural Revolution. Dieyi is livid when Xiaolou marries Juxian, who spends her life at the mercy of two men whose work together has defined their individual personalities
Related
Awards note
Winner, Prix de la FIPRESCI and Palme d'Or: Chen Kaige, 1993 Cannes Film Festival; Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Film, 1994 Golden Globe Awards.
Cataloging source
CaOTUAV
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of cinematography, Gu Changwei ; editor, Pei Xiaonan ; music by Zhao Jiping ; production design Yang Yuhe, Yang Zhanjia ; art direction, Chen Huaikai
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated R for language and strong depiction of thematic material
Language note
In Chinese or French with optional English subtitles. Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.B39 1999
PerformerNote
Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li
Runtime
171
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Farewell my concubine : Bawang bie ji, An Alliance Films release ; Miramax Films ; in association with Maverick Picture Company and Tomson (Hong Kong) Films Co., Ltd. ; screenplay by Lilian Lee & Lu Wei ; producer, Hsu Feng ; directed by Chen Kaige, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Lilian Lee
  • Originally produced as a Hong Kong motion picture in 1993
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Opening credits -- From the brothel -- By nature a boy -- Price of fame -- Performing for Zhang -- Determined fate -- Master Yuan -- Special day -- Engaged woman -- Most intimate friends -- To save Ziaolou -- Forget the opera -- Old master -- Show of force -- Cheng's trial -- People's anger -- Modern opera -- Out with the old society -- Betrayal -- Farewell -- End credits
Control code
ocn808598505
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (171 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
065935576631
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
576631
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)808598505
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0; widescreen 1.78:1
Terms governing use
Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Farewell my concubine : Bawang bie ji, An Alliance Films release ; Miramax Films ; in association with Maverick Picture Company and Tomson (Hong Kong) Films Co., Ltd. ; screenplay by Lilian Lee & Lu Wei ; producer, Hsu Feng ; directed by Chen Kaige, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Lilian Lee
  • Originally produced as a Hong Kong motion picture in 1993
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Opening credits -- From the brothel -- By nature a boy -- Price of fame -- Performing for Zhang -- Determined fate -- Master Yuan -- Special day -- Engaged woman -- Most intimate friends -- To save Ziaolou -- Forget the opera -- Old master -- Show of force -- Cheng's trial -- People's anger -- Modern opera -- Out with the old society -- Betrayal -- Farewell -- End credits
Control code
ocn808598505
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (171 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
065935576631
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
576631
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)808598505
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0; widescreen 1.78:1
Terms governing use
Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
Video recording format
DVD

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