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Program Title: Farewell My Concubine
EASC Code: CF-03
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama, Gender/Women's Studies, History
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Chen Kaige
Producer: Tomson (HK) Films
Release Date: 1993
Running Time: 156 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "In an empire on the edge of revolution, a ten year old boy is abandoned by his prostitute mother at a Peking Opera School. Ridiculed by the other boys, he is taken under the wing of a surly but understanding classmate. The two young boys dedicate their lives to an ancient art. Together, they share a dream until a woman comes between them, forging a tumultuous triangle of passion that survives of passion that survives the death of an empire and the turbulent birth of a new China."
Data Entry Date: 5/24/1999