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Recommendations for films set at the beginning of the 20th century?

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Mexes

Hi all,

 

I'm looking for Chinese films set between 1900 and 1920s, can anyone recommend any? I'm mainly looking for fashion, behaviour, and activity reasons.

 

Many thanks!

 

M

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victorhart

Yes, Fearless is a very good movie starring Jet Li that is mostly set in the first decade of the 20th century.

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victorhart

This awesome martial arts thriller is set in 1917: Dragon (Wu xia).

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imron

Let the bullets fly (让子弹飞) is set in the 1920's. Not sure if that makes the cut or not.

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Yorin

Raise the Red Lantern is set in the 1920's.

I believe the beginning of Farewell My Concubine is set in the 1920's.

Although it is not a Chinese movie, The Painted Veil takes place in China (and was shot in China), it is set in the 1920's.

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Shelley

Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker. Set just before 1911, excellent fun.

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Yorin

Forgot to mention a few ones...

The beginning of The Soong Sisters takes place in the early 20th century.

Then there is The Legend Is Born - Ip Man (known in Germany as Ip Man Zero).

Obviously, The Last Emperor also partially takes place at the time, though it's not a Chinese movie.

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oceancalligraphy

Once Upon a Time in China (黃飛鴻) might count as they were set in the late Qing (清) Dynasty. There are six movies in the series, mostly starring Jet Li, and were released in the 1990s.

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