Movies in Mandarin (with some Cantonese spoken)

Shaolin – Xin shao lin si

A mix of action and comedy film, Shaolin tells the story of Hao Jie (Andy Lau), a young and powerful warrior who is betrayed and forced to seek shelter in the temple of Shaolin masters. Military leaders plan to invade the temple and Hao Jie and Shaolin monks are forced to fight to protect it.

Touch of Sin – Tian Zhu Ding

The controversial film introduces us to modern day China. This film displays the stories of four people from different social classes and regions. The stories are based on real events and portray how ordinary people can commit unthinkable acts in extreme situations.

Black Coal, Thin Ice – Bai ri yan huo

Members of a human body are found throughout the city, Zhang Zili (Liao Fan) is the policeman responsible for the investigation that leads to Zhizhen (Lun-men Kwai), a woman whose husband was killed three years ago. Quickly, an intimate relationship develops between the two.

Farewell My Concubine – Ba wang bie ji

The film starts in 1977, showing two actors of the Chinese Opera recalling how they met and began their careers as children in 1925. At this time, Douzi and Shitou met each other while training in a troupe house, and in the middle of the hard preparation they become friends. Later, the two will become big stars acting in the play Farewell, My Concubine.

The River – He liu

Hsiao-Kang (Lee Kang-sheng) is a young man who lives with his parents in Taiwan. One day he is afflicted with severe pain in the neck that does not pass. His family tries various methods of healing, but nothing seems to work. In the midst of this chaos, the dysfunctional family’s relationship is shown.

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