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A young swordsman in 1930's China returns home to try and solve a five-year-old murder case. Described as the third installment of the gangster trilogy that includes "Let The Bullets Fly" and "Gone With The Bullets." (imdb)
The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.
Set in 1920s Shanghai, Ma Zouri and Xiang Feitian establish a notorious beauty pageant called the Flowers Competition. All of the city's elite attend the gala event, but when Wanyan Ying unexpectedly wins, it sets into motion a series of tragic events that change their destinies. Written by Anonymous (imdb)
Donnie Yen takes up the role of China's legendary hero Guan Yu during the time before a great war begins within China. The Lost Bladesman follows Guan Yu as he tries to escort the wife of Liu Bei and escape the grasp of Cao Cao and his ever expanding presence.
Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues. (imdb)
A documentary focusing on the life and work of Taiwanese cinematographer, Mark Lee Ping Bin.
An anthology film joining several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York. (imdb)
Jiang Wen stars in his third directorial work that boasts a stellar cast including Joan Chen, Anthony Wong and Jaycee Chan. A polyptych of interconnected stories in different time-zones, shifting between a Yunnan village, a campus, and the Gobi Desert. (imdb)
Generational family saga set in Shanghai in the thirties, sixties and eighties (imdb)
Peking, 1948. A winter night. A man returns home to find a letter awaiting him written by a woman before her death. in the letter she tells him the story of her love for him -a life-long passion that has not diminished over time, but one that he has never known. Shaken by the letter, the man searches his memory for the nameless woman. (imdb)
Bookish graduate student Wu Fang (Vicky Zhao)often goes on blind dates with men. Every time when she meets a man in coffee shops or bars, she always orders a cup of green tea, believing that green tea will show her the way to true love. (yesasia.com)
In the tradition of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, Warriors of Heaven and Earth weaves a thread of battle, comradeship and honor. Set in the ferocious Gobi desert, the story follows two first-class warriors and master swordsmen. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Adapted from a novelette by Fan Yiping, the film revolves around a small-town policeman who embarks on a search for his missing gun. The film also explores the themes of self-identity and self-respect, as well as addresses a number of pertinent social issues, such as counterfeits, in China. (Wikipedia)
By turns an elaborate wartime drama of China, suffering under Japanese occupation during the 1930s and 40s, and an absurdist comedy of madness, cultural disconnects and historical booby-traps that Samuel Beckett would recognize in an instant. (Film Forum)
The story is based on the traditional Chinese folklore about a boy named Chenxiang. (imdb)
China, the 1990s. A young bookseller is in love with a woman. The woman is now with another guy, a rich man. The rich man sends his people to beat the bookseller. In the fight, the laptop computer from a man looking at the scene gets broken. Who will pay for the computer? The bookseller wants revenge. Will it be useful? The bookseller and the laptop owner are from different ages and classes. They are two different points of view, two different Chinas. How will they fight for justice? (imdb)
The Soong family was a political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. This film follows the lives of the three Soong daughters, who were educated in America and returned to China. Ai-ling married a wealthy and powerful businessman. Ching-ling married Sun Yat-sen, the revolutionary founder of modern China. Mei-ling married Chiang Kai-shek, China's leader during World War II. (imdb)
Epic drama about China's first emperor (221 BC) who struggles to make his childhood best friend, now China's greatest composer, succumb to his will and compose a grand anthem to his exploits. (imdb)
The film tells the story of coming of age in the Cultural Revolution. In Monkey's memory, Beijing in the summer is alway sunny. When parents are away on military duty or sent down to the countryside and school disciplines are loosened, the kids just go wild: skipping class, wandering in the city on bike, fighting for their group, sneaking into people's apartment with a self-made key, watching banned films... And, there is a girl...
A semi-literate who was deprived of schooling during the Cultural Revolution, Li Huiquan, is released from labor camp. But his attempts to make good are continually thwarted. His street stall selling clothes puts him on the fringe of the black market, and he soon gets lured back into his old neighbourhood gangs. His disenchanted comrades include a nightclub chanteuse as well as an escaped convict. (imdb)
An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed by Jiu'er (imdb)