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The Resource Bawang bie ji : Farewell my concubine, Miramax International presents ; 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

Bawang bie ji : Farewell my concubine, Miramax International presents ; 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

Label
Bawang bie ji : Farewell my concubine
Title
Bawang bie ji
Title remainder
Farewell my concubine
Statement of responsibility
Miramax International presents ; 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
Farewell my concubine
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • chi
  • eng
  • chi
  • 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
Member of
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
CIA
Characteristic
videorecording
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Ba wang bie ji (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Director of cinematography, Gu Changwei ; editor, Pei Xiaonan ; music by Zhao Jiping ; production design Yang Yuhe, Yang Zhanjia ; art direction, Chen Huaikai
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R for language and strong depiction of thematic material
Language note
In Chinese with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.B39 1999
PerformerNote
Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1950-
  • 1950-
  • 1952-
  • 1956-2003
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Li, Bihua
  • Lu, Wei
  • Xu, Feng
  • Chen, Kaige
  • Cheung, Leslie
  • Zhang, Fengyi
  • Gong, Li
  • Gu, Changwei
  • Xiaonan, Pei
  • Zhao, Jiping
  • Li, Bihua
  • Miramax Films
  • Maverick Picture Company
  • Tomson (Hong Kong) Films Co. Ltd
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
172
Series statement
Miramax classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Li, Bihua
  • Beijing Jing ju tuan
  • Li, Bihua
  • Beijing Jing ju tuan
  • Friendship
  • Gender identity
  • Homosexuality
  • Men
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Friendship
  • Gender identity
  • Homosexuality
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Men
  • China
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Bawang bie ji : Farewell my concubine, Miramax International presents ; 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Lilian Lee
  • Originally produced as a Hong Kong motion picture in 1993
  • Special features: Film recommendations [text feature]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (172 min.)
Isbn
9780788816109
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 717951002723
  • 065935576631
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
17368
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43399365
  • (OCoLC)ocm43399365
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; widescreen presentation preserving the original theatrical aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bawang bie ji : Farewell my concubine, Miramax International presents ; 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
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Lilian Lee
  • Originally produced as a Hong Kong motion picture in 1993
  • Special features: Film recommendations [text feature]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (172 min.)
Isbn
9780788816109
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 717951002723
  • 065935576631
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
17368
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43399365
  • (OCoLC)ocm43399365
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; widescreen presentation preserving the original theatrical aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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