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Kaige Chen
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Date of Birth: Aug 12, 1952

Country: China

Total Titles at Criticker: 17 - You've Seen 0

Biography last updated by Phil Clowns, and picture by Mawazh

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (16) | Writer (8) | Actor (2)
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Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)
Taking place in the Tang Dynasty, a demon cat appears and breaks the peace of Chang'an City, causing a series of strange events. Poet Bai Letian and Monk Kukai join hands to investigate the death of Concubine Yang by following the trial left by the cat, unveiling a buried fact. (imdb)
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Dao shi xia shan (2015)
From the acclaimed director of Farewell My Concubine comes a martial-arts caper about a young monk who embarks on an adventurous journey after being kicked out of his monastery. As he faces the trials, tribulations and seduction of the real world for the first time, he encounters many masters along the way. (imdb)
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Caught in the Web (2012)
A young woman's act of defiance becomes a flashpoint for controversy when a video of the incident goes viral, in this prescient drama about cyber-bullying from celebrated director Chen Kaige. (tiff.net)
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Sacrifice (2010)
In a well-planned coup, the mortal enemy of the Zhao family, TU'AN GU slaughters the entire clan, determined to wipe out their influence forever. However, a solitary Zhao baby survives the massacre, and is hidden and taken home by CHENG YING, the doctor who delivered him, to live with his wife and their own newborn baby. Set on revenge, and raising the Zhao child as his own, Cheng Ying bides his time, enrolling himself and the Zhao orphan into the service of the Tu'an Gu household. (imdb)
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Mei Lanfang (2008)
A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star. (imdb)
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The Promise (2005)
Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision. (imdb)
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Killing Me Softly (2002)
A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer. (imdb)
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Together (2002)
A coming-of-age tale woven together with the harmony and intensity of a complex musical orchestration. (MGM)
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Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002)
Seven internationally respected filmmakers offer different perspectives on time and fate -- some witty, some somber -- in this omnibus film, with the stories linked by performances from jazz great Hugh Masekela.
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The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
In the 3rd Century BC, Ying Zheng, heir to the Kingdom of Qin, seeks to dominate the remaining six Chinese kingdoms. Ying's strategy is to seem invincible. Ying sends his concubine Zhao to the Han Kingdom as a spy, to enlist an assassin he can conquer. Zhao persuades Jing Ke, but falls in love. (imdb)
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Temptress Moon (1996)
Not far from Shanghai, in a country town stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older brother, Zhengda, is addicted as well, and then paralysed and effectively brain-dead... (imdb)
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)
The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (imdb)
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Life on a String (1991)
Two blind men pursue ephemeral and unlikely hopes. One is an aged master, a wandering troubador venerated as a saint, in physical decline, waiting to break his 1,000th banjo string, an event his own master promised years before would bring him sight... (imdb)
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The Last Emperor (1987)
The story of the final Emperor of China. (imdb)
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King of the Children (1987)
Set during the twilight of the Cultural Revolution, Chen Kaige's third film, King of the Children, concerns a young man who is sent from the city to the country for his scheduled tour of farm labor. Upon arriving in this remote mountain area, he -- much to his surprise -- is asked to become a teacher even though he lacks all the customary qualifications... (All Movie Guide)
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Da yue bing (1986)
"The Big Parade" concerned the training of military cadets for the National Day Parade... Again, Chen set himself apart from the gung-ho propaganda of most Chinese military films to focus on the personal sacrifice involved in allegiance to a regimented army (and, by implication, to China itself); again, his methods were inventive and original... (imdb)
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Yellow Earth (1984)
Yellow earth focuses on the story of a Communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns that the happy songs he was sent to collect do not exist; the songs he finds are about hardship and suffering... (imdb)
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