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Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
Flowers of Shanghai (1998)

Films

FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI

(NR) Taiwan/Japan – 1 hr 53 min – with subtitles  
1998 · d. Hsiao-Hsien Hou
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Starring Tony Leung, Michiko Hada, Michelle Reis
Rental: $12.00 (48 hour streaming period)

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Newly restored! In the late 19th century, the courtesans in four upscale Shanghai brothels live in opulence, yet remain indentured, forced to work to buy their freedom. Within this decadent, insular world, the crumbling relationship between a wealthy client (Tony Leung) and his longtime mistress (Michiko Hada) stirs jealousies and tensions throughout the community. Unfolding in a series of entrancing long takes, Flowers of Shanghai is a work of extraordinary beauty and emotional power.

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