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A.k.a.
The Puppetmaster
Year
1993
Runtime
142 min.
Director
Hsiao-hsien Hou
Genres
Drama, War, Biography
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
1,108
Checks
667
Favs
42
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
6.3% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. jlfitz's avatar

    jlfitz

    with English subs: https://ok.ru/video/1688073407086 5 months 3 weeks ago
  2. parksd's avatar

    parksd

    Beautiful visuals but the lack of plot and constant banging of the gong.....ugh. 1 year 3 months ago
  3. acoltismypassport's avatar

    acoltismypassport

    Too much Chinese opera. Really, over two hours of deafening clatter. Any engagement I had was continually interrupted by pots and pans. 4 years 12 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #42 in Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films
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  2. This movie ranks #89 in BIFF's Asian Cinema 100
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  3. This movie ranks #102 in HKFA's The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures
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  4. This movie ranks #249 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  5. This movie ranks #285 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
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  6. This movie ranks #333 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  7. This movie ranks #647 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  8. This movie ranks #690 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  9. This movie ranks #858 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #899 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  11. This movie ranks #938 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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