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Center Stage (1991)

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2h 34min
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This is the true story of Yuan Ling-Yu (Maggie Cheung), the first movie star of the 1930's. Hailing from an obscure background, she became the prima donna of the Chinese screen. Students worshipped her as a cult symbol. Men looked at her with dreamy eyes, and women looked at her sideways and full of hate. Yes, for nine years since her first movie at sixteen, Yuan Ling-Yu managed to star in 29 movies. Her roles were usually pathetic ones: girl student, rustic maid, factory hand, prostitute, socialite, and authoress. And her endings were invariably tragic: incarceration in a prison, mental breakdown, forced marriages, starvation, illness, and even suicide.
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Peggy Chiao, Kang Chien Chiu
Actress / Ruan Lingyu / The New China Woman
Joy Sales
Classics, Drama, Romance
Hong Kong, Classics, Drama, Romance

1992 Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Actress

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