Flowers of Shanghai

Hai shang hua
by Hou Hsiao-Hsien 2h10min Taïwan 1997
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Flowers of Shanghai
by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

In the "flower houses" (upscale brothels) of Shanghai, various interweaving stories of love, loyalty, and deceit play out subtly.

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  • Tony Leung : Wang
  • Michiko Hada : Rubis
  • Michelle Reis : Emeraude
  • And with: Carina Lau, Jack Kao, Hsiao-Hui Wei


  • Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • Scenario Tien-Wen Chu
  • Photo director Mark Ping-Bin Lee
  • Set Design Wern-Ying Hwarng
  • Sound Du-Che Tu
  • Editing Ching-song Liao
  • Original music Yoshihiro Hanno
  • Producer Shozo Ichiyama, Teng-kuei Yang
  • Distributor ARP

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1997
  • Release date for France08/14/1998
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageChinese
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