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Farewell My Concubine

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This Month's Film: Farewell My Concubine
Cuisine: Chinese

As I mentioned in yesterday's blog, I've been curious about this film for years. Here's the NetFlix synopsis:

"A seemingly unshakable friendship gets put to the test by war, a communist takeover, the Cultural Revolution and especially by the intrusion of a woman into the lives of two Chinese opera stars. Inseparable since childhood, Duan Xiaolou (Zhang Fengyi) and Cheng Dieyi (Leslie Cheung) find themselves increasingly at odds after Xiaolou weds a lovely courtesan (Gong Li). The film captures 50 years of Chinese history as it spins around the characters."

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