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Set during the Age of the Warlords in the 1920s, this comic western is the highest grossing Chinese film ever. When circumstances force an outlaw (actor/director Jiang Wen) to impersonate a county governor and clean up a corrupt town, the Robin Hood figure finds himself in a showdown with the local "godfather" (Chow Yun-Fat). Full of surprises and grounded with a smart, humorous script, Let the Bullets Fly's battles are fought with guns and wit. | Read MoreAction and Comedy
This tragicomic look at modern-day life in China's capital may not be especially daring for Western viewers in terms of its sexual content, despite the battle its producers fought with censors at home, but its depiction of a ménage-a-quatre involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife is decidedly unlike anything else we've seen from the People's Republic. In Mandarin. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
A visually stunning meditation on loss, Lost•Indulgence centers on the complicated relationships between a teenage son, his mother, and the secretive young woman they take into their home after a tragic accident. | Read MoreDrama
Acclaimed Chinese-Indonesian director Edwin (Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly) returns with a gorgeous, dreamlike fairy tale set inside Jakarta's wondrous Ragunan Zoo. Abandoned in the zoo as a little girl and raised among the wild menagerie, Lana finally embarks outside the peculiar confines she has always known—and into the seedier side of Jakarta—when she falls in love with a charming magician. | Read More
The biggest budgeted Chinese movie ever made, The Promise boasts the acting talents of Hiroyuki Sanada, Jang Dong-Kun, and Cecilia Cheung. This action-filled epic tells the story of a love triangle between a general, a slave, and a beautiful princess who yearns for true love. A Warner Independent Pictures release. | Read MoreDrama and Action
An American travels to China to meet his wife's extended family for the first time, but the couple soon find themselves caught up in the SARS panic that is sweeping through the country. Attempts to make the best of the situation by turning their trip into the honeymoon they never had are met with delirium and boredom in this dual examination of love in dire circumstances and an international media desperate for a spectacle. In English and Mandarin. | Read MoreDocumentary
This poignant human drama is set against a surreal, metaphorically loaded backdrop--a Yangtze town that will soon be submerged by the Three Gorges Dam. Like the director's other films (Platform, Unknown Pleasures, The World), it's an empathetic portrait of those left behind by a modernizing society, and a unique hybrid of documentary and fiction. In Mandarin.
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When Yan'ni starts college she believes she is embarking on a new life away from her family-and she is, but not the new beginning she anticipates. Once at school, she immediately meets Muyu and falls in love with him. What she does not know is that from the moment he met her Muyu began an intricate deception that will lead to the loss of her child and the future she believes in. | Read More
Filled with bitterness and a thirst for revenge, a 17-year-old boy leaves his rural Chinese village to seek out the father who abandoned him 6 years earlier. But once the boy arrives in the big city of Zigong, the long-awaited encounter with his father leads him to make a dramatic decision. In Mandarin. | Read MoreDrama
A conscript into the faceless war among China's ancient kingdoms, Zhao (Andy Lau, House of Flying Daggers) earns his stripes in this epic's thrillingly stylish battle sequences. Decades later, he meets his match in Cao (Maggie Q, Mission: Impossible III ). | Read MoreDrama