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49 Ratings

Shanghai Blues

Shang Hai Zhi Yen

Directed by Tsui Hark
Hong Kong, 1984
Comedy, Musical


In 1937 Shanghai, a soldier meets a young woman under a bridge during a Japanese air raid. They vow to meet after the war ends, but they don’t remember each other’s name or face.

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Shanghai Blues Directed by Tsui Hark

Critics reviews

It’s old school Hollywood filmmaking—comparisons to Lubitsch or Paul Fejos’s Lonesome are not unwarranted—a bittersweet look at the lunacy of a world turned upside down by decades of war and chaos. Chang’s melancholy and soulful performance is the film’s heart, the core around which Yeh and Bee’s crazier antics swirl.
May 18, 2018
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