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Farewell My Concubine ()

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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (imdb)

Genres: Romance, Drama, Music

AKA: Ba wang bie ji

Country: China, Hong Kong

Directed By: Kaige Chen

Written By: Pik Wah Lee, Bik-Wa Lei

Starring: You Ge, Da Ying, Leslie Cheung, Li Gong, Fengyi Zhang, Qi Lu

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85 91%
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90 77%
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