• Shanghai Triad (1995)

Shanghai Triad

Release Date: December 22nd, 1995

DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2000

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

When teenager Shuisheng (Wang Xiaoxiao Cuihua) arrives to Shanghai from the country, he is brought by his uncle (Li Xuejian) to work for gang leader Tang (Li Baotian). Tang assigns Shuisheng to aid his girlfriend Xiao Jinbao (Gong Li), a nightclub singer. After a rival gang kills some of Tang's men, he takes Shuisheng and Jinbao to an island hideout. Here Jinbao forms a friendship with peasant Cuihau (Jiang Baoying), while Tang attempts to determine if there are traitors in his ranks.

Cast: Gong Li, Li Baotian, Li Xuejian, Chun Sun, Wang Xiaoxiao Cuihua, Jiang Baoying

Director: Yimou Zhang

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Alpha Films

Keywords: Intense, Revenge, 1930s, Gritty, Growing up

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Nominated Cinematography