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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
962
Favs
76
Dislikes
8
Favs/checks
7.9% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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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. 5 years 10 months ago
  2. mightysparks's avatar

    mightysparks

    Well that's silly, if you go by that reasoning then no-one should be able to favourite it either. 9 years 1 month ago
  3. My name long game's avatar

    My name long game

    WOW I think this movie is an unknown gem....only 209 checks and why should it be disliked if you don't like leave it be. 9 years 4 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 HKFA's 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 & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  5. This movie ranks #183 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  6. This movie ranks #418 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  7. This movie ranks #643 in Tom Vick's 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 Cinema
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