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Chinese Odyssey 2002
(Tianxa Wushuang)

by Jeff LAU


IIn Ming Dynasty China, two pairs of siblings are destined for each other. But fate throws countless obstacles in the path of their happiness. One pair is high-born: the young Emperor and his sister Wushuang, both confined to the Imperial Palace and very much under the thumb of their mother, the Empress Dowager. The other pair is decidedly lowborn: the wanderer Li Yilong (known as King Bully for the way he terrorized the town of Meilong in his youth) and his sister Phoenix, who still runs a restaurant in Meilong. When both the young Emperor and his sister Wushuang contrive to leave the Palace and head south, they meet the loves of their lives in Meilong. But Wushuang has disguised herself as a man, and the Emperor is incognito. Numerous confusions, complications and misunderstandings ensue: genders and gender-roles are reversed, class differences prove hard to negotiate and identities and egos block the promptings of desire. It takes the interventions of a goddess to get everyone back on the right road.

  • Titre français
    Chinese Odyssey 2002
  • Original title
    Tianxa Wushuang
  • Titre international
    Chinese Odyssey 2002
  • Scénario
    Jeff Lau
  • Photo
    Ngor Chi-wan
  • Montage
    Wong Wing-ming
  • Interprétation
    Athena Chu Yan, Chang Chen, Faye Wong, Rebecca Pan, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Vicky Zhao Wei

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