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Shanghai Shanghai
Shanghai Shanghai
Actors: Biao Yuen, Anita Mui, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, George Lam, Lawrence Cheng
Director: Teddy Robin Kwan
Genres: Indie & Art House
UR     1999     1hr 27min


     
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Actors: Biao Yuen, Anita Mui, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, George Lam, Lawrence Cheng
Director: Teddy Robin Kwan
Creators: Corey Yuen, Raymond To
Genres: Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House
Studio: Universe Laser & Video Co.
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/16/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1990
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin Chinese
Subtitles: English, Chinese
 

Movie Reviews

The Romance of History
Greg Bulmash | Lynnwood, WA United States | 03/06/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This film takes place at the end of an era as Chang Kai Shek's rule of China comes into conflict with the growing people's revolution. Set against this historical backdrop is a tale of cops, mobsters, stolen money, a nightclub, and the dreams of a pair of brothers... one a cop, one flirting with the wrong side of the law.I originally watched this just because Sammo Hung is in it, but found myself paying attention all the way through because of the story. Aside from the action, it's a story about allegiances/responsibilities and dreams coming into conflict.It's more than just an action film, though somewhat less than a great historical drama, and it seems to have trouble deciding which it wants to be more, thus only three stars.The juxtaposition of the action element with a fairly complex historical plot is a bit hard to reconcile for both the viewer (and it seems the filmmakers too), but the historical element is what really makes it worth watching if you enjoy both history and action."