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Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Actor) | Carina Lau (Actor) | Michelle Reis | Hou Hsiao Hsien (Director)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (3)

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Product Title: FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI 海上花 海上花 フラワーズ・オブ・シャンハイ(海上花) FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI
Artist Name(s): Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Actor) | Carina Lau (Actor) | Michelle Reis 梁 朝偉 (Actor) | 劉嘉玲 (Actor) | 李嘉欣 梁 朝伟 (Actor) | 刘嘉玲 (Actor) | 李嘉欣 梁朝偉 (トニー・レオン) (Actor) | 劉嘉玲 (カリーナ・ラウ)  (Actor) | 李嘉欣 (ミッシェル・リー) 양조위 (Actor) | Carina Lau (Actor) | Michelle Reis
Director: Hou Hsiao Hsien 侯 孝賢 侯孝贤 侯孝賢 (ホウ・シャオシェン) Hou Hsiao Hsien
Release Date: 1999-08-01
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Publisher: Wide Sight (HK)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 6183

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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (3)


May 23, 2003

beautiful Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Slow paced, and often very dimly lited with candles or lamps, Flowers is a personal and interesting film about the lives of flower girls and their patrons. With no close ups, one can hardly have the chance to feel for the characters. In fact, Tony Leung's character is probably the only one you can actually feel pathos for, because you are able to see two instances where the camera allows him to display his emotions clearly. One when he breaks the items in Crimson's room in anger and the second when he is about to leave Shanghai and when questioned about Crimson by her ex-maid, you can practically see him close to tears as his opium is being prepared. Artistic and with intricate costumes, this is a film you got to sit and watch at least twice to fully understand and appreciate.
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November 6, 2001

The story ties together very well Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
Though I need subtitle to understand part of the conversation, it has not discouraged me from watching the movie. I think it is a good movie and worth your time to watch. If you have time, take a look. =)
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August 21, 2001

Slow Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
It is typical of Hou's speed. This one is much slower that othersr. The lanaguage (Shaihainese) is very difficult to follow as one has to consitantly refer to subtitles for accuracy and tracking the story lines which are. again, slow and unclear to say the least. No one is going to dispute Hou's artistical level in moving making. However, givethe audiance a break, please, let's try to understand what is going on in the dark rooms on the screen.
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