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Program Title: Saga of Hua Mulan
EASC Code: CS-25
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Region/Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject: Arts & Music, History, Literature
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Media Type: VHS
Director: Xiao Lang, Qiu Lili
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Running Time: 90 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Many American are familiar with the animated Disney feature Mulan based on one of China's most famous legends. Here is an exquisite Chinese version of this the story that holds many surprises for American audiences. This film is a lavish production of a Beijing opera designed for film. With magnificent costumes and sets, brilliantly choreographed martial art battle sequences, highly stylized performance, this dramatic tale represents, somehow, the soul of China. Visually stunning! Based on one of China's most enduring legends, SAGA OF MULAN captures a Beijing opera on film, giving audiences all over the world a delightful musical treat. Featuring outstanding choreography and fight scenes, SAGA OF MULAN is a shining example of Chinese theatre at its most exhilarating.
Data Entry Date: 12/11/06