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Farewell My Concubine

1993 Rated R 2hr 35m

A seemingly unshakable friendship between two Chinese opera stars gets put to the test in the face of war, a communist takeover, the Cultural Revolution and the intrusion of a woman who tempts both of them. In a plot that captures 50 years of Chinese history, the once-inseparable Duan Xiaolou (Zhang Fengyi) and Cheng Dieyi (Leslie Cheung) find themselves increasingly at odds after Xiaolou weds a lovely courtesan (Li Gong).

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Movie Details

TIME® Magazine List
  • All-TIME 100 Movies
1994 BAFTA®
  • Best Foreign Language Film
1994 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film
1994 Academy Award®
  • Best Cinematography nominee
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
Language and strong depiction of thematic material
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround