A City of Sadness

Bei qing cheng shi
by Hou Hsiao-Hsien 2h37min Taïwan 1989
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A City of Sadness
by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers.

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  • Tony Leung : Wen-ching
  • Shu-fen Hsin : Hinome
  • Sung Young Chen : Wen-heung
  • Jack Kao : Wen Leung
  • And with: Wou Yi Fang, Ai-yun Ho, Tian-Lu Li


  • Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • Scenario T'ien-wen Chu, Nien-Jen Wu
  • Photo director Hwai-en Chen
  • Sound Duu-Chih Tu, Jinn-an Yang
  • Editing Ching-song Liao
  • Original music Naoki Tachikawa
  • Producer Fusheng Chiu
  • Excutive producer Teng-kuei Yang
  • Production Compagny ERA International
  • Distributor Carlotta Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1989
  • Release date for France11/28/1990
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageChinese
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