Release Date: April 6th, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 11th, 2001
PG|1 hr 55 min
Peking, 1902. The Feng Tai Photo Shop is in a frenzy of preparation for the arrival of Peking's most important opera star, Lord Tan. Liu Jinglun (Yu Xia), the chief photographer, is oblivious to the chaos as he tinkers with a broken Victrola he has found in a junk pile on his way to work. His boss, Master Ren (Peiqi Liu), chides Liu for his incessant fascination with Western novelties, which he feels have no place in traditional Chinese society.
Director: Ann Hu
Genres: Historical drama
Production Co: Road Movies Vierte Produktionen, Beijing Film Studio, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, C & A Productions, Central Motion Pictures Corporation, China Film, Schulberg Productions, Post Production Playground
Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics