| Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Michiko Hada, Carina Lau, Michelle Reis
A mesmerizing and seductive tale of sexual
intrigue, Flowers Of Shanghai takes place in the elegant brothels of
late nineteenth-century Shanghai.
An insular worls with its own highly
ritualized codes of behavior, the film traces the destinies of the
beautiful "flower girls", whose lives depended on their ability to win,
and then hold, the affections of their wealthy callers.
Kong film star and recording artist Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (In The Mood For
Love, Hard Boiled) as Master Wang, Flowers Of Shanghai was Hou Hsiao-Hsien's
first film set outside of Taiwan.
List Price: US $22.95
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- "Adult Material;
Parental Guidance Recommended" (roughly equal to an
MPPA rating of "R") Films rated Category IIB
contain large amounts of violence and/or nudity and
sexual situations in addition to possible explicit
language and adult situations.