Shang Hai zhi yen (1984) AKA Shanghai Blues


In 1937 Shanghai, a soon-to-depart soldier meets a young woman under a bridge during a Japanese air raid. They vow to meet after the war ends, but they don’t each other’s name or face. Ten years later, the young woman, a nightclub singer, takes in a naive girl fresh from the country. The country girl falls in love with the would-be song-writer upstairs who, unbeknownst to the singer, is none other than the soldier from the bridge.

Director: Tsui Hark.
Stars: Sally Yeh, Loletta Lee, Kenny Bee, Shing Fui On, Lung Kong, Hark-On Fung, Helen Ma, Ching Tien. AKA Shanghai Blues / 上海之夜


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One Comment

  1. Chris Clotworthy
    February 19, 2019

    I saw this years ago at Chinese theater somewhere. It’s a really good, old-fashioned romance. One of Tsui Hark’s better films.

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