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Li Gong
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Date of Birth: Dec 31, 1965

Country: China

Biography: Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated in 1989. While still a student, was cast as the female lead in Hong gao liang (1987)(aka "Red Sorghum"), the initial directing effort by Yimou Zhang. China's best-known actress in the West, she was na

Total Titles at Criticker: 34 - You've Seen 0

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Mulan (2020)
A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney's 'Mulan.'
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Saturday Fiction (2019)
Yu Jin is working undercover gathering intelligence for the Allies.
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The Monkey King 2 (2016)
When a travelling monk is stranded in a wasteland, The Monkey King must escort him across the land to retrieve sacred scriptures and protect him from an evil demon. (IMDb)
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Coming Home (2014)
Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
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What Women Want (2011)
After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.
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Shanghai (2010)
An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding. (imdb)
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Hannibal Rising (2007)
In "Red Dragon" we learned who he was. In "Silence of the Lambs" we learned how he did it. Now comes the most chilling chapter in the life of Hannibal Lecter -- the one that answers the most elusive question of all -- why? (MGM)
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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself. (imdb)
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Miami Vice (2006)
The cocaine cowboys of the 80's are gone, but Miami's Casablanca allure, the undercover cops and the attitudes of Michael Mann's culturally influential television series have been enhanced by time in the feature film version of Miami Vice. (Universal Pictures)
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Set in a mysterious and exotic world which still casts a potent spell today, the story begins in the years before World War II, when a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a servant in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Saguri. Beautiful and accomplished, Saguri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man beyond her reach. (Sony Pictures)
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2046 (2004)
Picking up where "In the Mood for Love" left off, 2046 is a visually seductive reverie of memory and regret, refracted through a serial womanizer's experiences with six women. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Eros (2004)
A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor. (imdb)
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Zhou Yu
Driven by three remarkable performances and a multi-layered narrative structure, this film reveals the intimate parallels within the folds of a love triangle. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Piao liang ma ma (2000)
Gong Li stars in this low-key drama about a single mother who will do anything to provide for her son. Sun Liying (Li) struggles to care for her hearing-impaired child Zheng Da (Gao Xin) after her taxi driver husband divorces. (imdb)
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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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Chinese Box (1998)
John is an English photojournalist who has spent over a decade in Hong Kong. John's unrequited love is Vivian whom he aches for but has not the nerve to possess. Concurrent with England's transfer of Hong Kong back to the Chinese, John discovers that he has a rare form of leukemia and has only months to live. So John, his friend Jim, and the disfigured proto-hippy Jean grab a digital video camera and prowl the streets, seeking to document the "real" Hong Kong one last time. (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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Shanghai Triad (1995)
Uncle Liu brings his cousin to Shanghai to work for 'Boss,' the leader of a powerful drug empire in the 1930's. Shuisheng, a simple country boy is awed and overwhelmed by the opulence and immense wealth he is suddenly surrounded by. He is to be the attendant of Xiao Jingbao, the new mistress of 'Boss'... (imdb)
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Dragon Chronicles: The Maidens of Heavenly Mountains (1994)
Legend has it that in a faraway place beyond the edge of the earth, there exists a broken-hearted man with infinite power. Abandoned by his loved ones, the inheritance of the old man's chi power becomes a battleground for evil outsiders. (imdb)
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Hua hun (1994)
Based on the true story of a Chinese painter, Pan Yuliang (Gong Li), whose work was celebrated in Paris yet rejected at home. At fifteen years old, she was sold into prostitution. Her life changes when she marries a high official. Through her husband, she finds expression in western painting, and furthers her studies in Paris. Although highly respected in Paris, it wasn't until after her death that she received the acceptance at home she so desperately sought.
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To Live (1994)
Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry... (imdb)
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King of Western Chu (1994)
Insurrection deposes the tyrannical first emperor of China during the evil Qin Dynasty. (imdb)
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Flirting Scholar (1993)
A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart (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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Mary from Beijing (1992)
Ma Lei which sounds like "Mary" is a Chinese citizen, living in Hong Kong as the kept woman of a jeweler. She wishes for two things: to get her Hong Kong Identity Card, which will enable her to get work as a legal immigrant; and to marry her boyfriend. However, obtaining an Identity Card is not easy, and getting her boyfriend to introduce her to his family is even more difficult. Mary soon befriends her neighbour, Ken. Their relationship builds. When Mary breaks up with her boyfriend, she moves (imdb)
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Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice... (imdb)
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God of Gamblers Part III: Back to Shanghai (1991)
Tai Kun, the Devil of Gamblers seeks revenge on Chow Sing Cho, the Saint of Gamblers, but a mishap sends them both and Sing's uncle back to Japanese-occupied Shanghai in 1937, where Sing meets his yet-to-meet grandparents and finds himself caught in a battle between two warring gamblers. (imdb)
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
China in the 1920's. After her fathers death, nineteen year old Songlian is forced to marry Chen Zuoqian... (imdb)
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Ju Dou (1990)
A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. (imdb)
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A Terracotta Warrior (1990)
China 3000 years ago. It's the time of the Qin dynasty. The emperor seeks immortality by busily letting his alchemists search for a formula and building the famous terracotta army from the bodies of outlaws and the condemned (imdb)
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The Empress Dowager (1989)
Court intrigue in China after the Taiping Rebellion is suppressed. (imdb)
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Mr. Sunshine (1989)
Shop assistant in the electronics store, May Bao (Kent Cheng) - good-natured fat man, always ready to help those who need it. Therefore, he decides to help the new store employee, a fat Shan (Maria Cordero), which the evil boss (Richard Ng) forced to jump on the trampoline to the delight of visitors. His plan fails miserably, and Mai Bao, along with Shan, is fired-but the cheerful Mai Bao is accustomed to seeing positive in absolutely any situation. (imdb)
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Codename Cougar (1989)
The film follows a commercial airliner on a routine flight between Taipei and Seoul that is hijacked and taken to mainland China by the fictional Taiwan Revolutionary Army Front. Communist authorities cannot seize the plane because of the presence of an important business figure on the flight, and agree to cooperate discreetly with Taiwanese authorities to defuse an already tense situation. (themoviedb)
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Red Sorghum (1987)
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)
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