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A.k.a.
A City of Sadness
Year
1989
Runtime
157 min.
Director
Hsiao-hsien Hou
Genre
Drama
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
3,345
Checks
861
Favs
72
Dislikes
5
Favs/checks
8.4% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
14:1
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  1. Liv Ullmann's avatar

    Liv Ullmann

    I loved the music, the atmosphere and the scenery. Simple but solid, moving story. Besides, Tony Leung's performance was brilliant from my point of view. Provided that you like drama packed history worth the watch. 4 years ago
  2. Waleedk_cfc's avatar

    Waleedk_cfc

    greatest political-historical drama i've ever seen. one of the best movies of all time 3 years 5 months ago
  3. mightysparks's avatar

    mightysparks

    Well that's silly, if you go by that reasoning then no-one should be able to favourite it either. 7 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #1 in Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films
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  2. This movie ranks #5 in The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures
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  3. This movie ranks #31 in Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
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  4. This movie ranks #156 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  5. This movie ranks #208 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  6. This movie ranks #418 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  7. This movie ranks #641 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  8. This movie ranks #810 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  9. This movie ranks #840 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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