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Program Title: THE Soong Sisters
EASC Code: CS-19
Series Title:
Region/Country: China, Hong Kong
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Subject: Movie & TV Drama, Biography
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD & VHS
Director: Mable Cheung
Producer: Ng See-Yuen
Release Date: 1997
Running Time: 144 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Recreating the tumultuous of the Soong sisters, this Hong Kong film shot on location in China brings alive an important page in modern Chinese history. Born to a wealthy Nationalist and educated in the U.S., the girls return to China and the political spotlight. Ai-ling (Michelle Yeoh) marries a banker, Ching-ling (Maggie Cheung) marries Sun Yat-sen, a revolutionary and the first provisional president of the Republic of China, and Mei-ling (Vivian Wu) marries Chiang Kai-shek, Sun's hot-tempered protégé. Censored by Chinese authorities, the film was cut by more than 18 minutes.
Data Entry Date: 11/29/2000