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Program Title: Flower of Shanghai
EASC Code: CF-07
Series Title:
Region/Country: China, Taiwan, Japan
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD & VHS
Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien
Producer: Ichiyama Shozu
Release Date: 1998
Running Time: 110 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: An opulent portrayal of the "flower houses"--expensive brothels--of Shanghai in the late 19th century. Strict rules of conduct govern the women and their suitors, making for a complex web of relations and highly stylized language between the two central characters Master Wang (Tony Leung) and Crimson (Michiko Hada).
Data Entry Date: 12/1/2000