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Love in a Fallen City
(Qing cheng zhi lian)

Directed by Ann Hui.
With Chiao Chiao, Yun-Fat Chow, King-fai Chung.
Hong Kong, 1984, 35mm, color, 95 min.
Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles.

Set during World War II this nostalgic love story centers on a divorcee from Shanghai who suffers under her family’s harsh judgment of her failed marriage.  She agrees to go to Hong Kong, where she meets a jaded playboy (Chow) with whom she tentatively develops a passionate affair—all while Japanese soldiers plan to invade the British colony. Ann Hui’s old fashioned romance marked an unusual left turn for kung fu masters Shaw Brothers Studios.

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