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A.k.a.
Rouge
Year
1987
Runtime
96 min.
Director
Stanley Kwan
Genres
Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Music
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
1,077
Checks
395
Favs
27
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
6.8% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    In Rouge, Stanley Kwan offers a luscious 1930s Hong Kong, a world of courtesans of which Fleur (Anita Mui, who I knew better from action comedies) is the crème de la crème. And suddenly - jarringly! - we're in 1987, and there she is, a ghost looking for her lover who failed to properly commit suicide with her more than 50 years before. It's a quest thankfully interspersed with more of the 1930s story, on which she is joined by a couple who use their newspaper skills to help her, all the while wondering if their love is as strong or if there's a better love than the tragic, romantic kind represented by Fleur. Fleur has many faces, and Mui is up to the challenge, in particular giving us an undead vibe in the 1980s portions. Despite the 1930s looking, on the whole, more beautiful, the present-day is really where things pick up for me, especially in the living folk's reactions. The ending is a bit elliptical, and though love seems to have an eternal quality, so perhaps does bitterness. And where love is requited, the depth of that love may not be. Or, what if Juliet was a prostitute and Romeo up to his eyeballs in opium? 1 year 6 months ago
  2. acoltismypassport's avatar

    acoltismypassport

    Very, very unusual (yet excellent) movie. Nice music, too. 8 years ago
  3. Drage3000's avatar

    Drage3000

    Good movie. I really liked it! 11 years 6 months ago
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In 8 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #22 in HKFA's The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures
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  2. This movie ranks #27 in Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films
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    27
  3. This movie ranks #50 in LoveHKFilm.com's The Best Hong Kong Films Ever
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    50
  4. This movie ranks #239 in ICM Forum's 500<400
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    239
  5. This movie ranks #415 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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    415
  6. This movie ranks #788 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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    788
  7. This movie ranks #1067 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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    1067
  8. This movie ranks #1370 in The Criterion Collection
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