If you take it purely on face value, Tana Wulan’s Warm Spring is a sweet film of the love and self-sacrifice between an old man, a poor farmer in a country village and a 7 year-old orphan who he takes into his care.
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Jiu shi liu liu de ta / Lovable You (1980) Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Kenny Bee, Anthony Chan, Ping-Yu Chang, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Chin mun bat jeung / Notorious Eight (1981) Chung Sun, Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo, Action, Crime, Adventure
Old style kung fu films always had brothel, restaurant, and of course gambling scenes. Gambling films became popular in the early 80s, so it made sense to have an intense poker game standoff between early good guy, kung fu star Chen Kuan Tai, and early villain, kung fu star Lo Lieh.
Former Taiping general Liu Hedong lives in Baling with his daughter, running a small sculpture shop. One day, a wealthy businessman named Yang invites him to his boat, and pleads for him to copy the famous Yueyanglou plaques.
In Tangshan, the truck driver Da Qiang, his wife Yuan Ni and their twins Fang Da, their son, and Fang Deng, their daughter, are a happy simple family. On 27 July 1976, a devastating earthquake destroys Tangshan, and Da Qiang dies while trying to rescue his children from their apartment.
Kaiwang chuntian de ditie / Spring Subway (2002) Yibai Zhang, Le Geng, Yang Zhang, Lan Ke, Drama, Romance
Kuai huo lin / The Delightful Forest (1972) Cheh Chang, Hsueh Li Pao, Lung Ti, Mu Chu, Ching Tien, Action, Adventure
Wu Sung, a military swordmaster, is acused of murdering his adulterous sister-in-law and a thug, and sent to exile in Meng Chou. At the prison camp, Shih En, son of the camp commander, intercedes in his favour, to spare him the humiliating 100 bamboo lashes.
By the end of 1934, the Red Army in the vanguard of the first Army and Qin Zhang, head of political commissar, led to lightning speed by Huang Ping, Weng’an, Guizhou Wujiang River to the south bank of the yellow Village, ready to break through Wujiang River.
Se, jie / Lust, Caution (2007) Ang Lee, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Frustrated in his attempts to assassinate Yee, who is an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai, Old Wu, who has lost his wife and two sons as well as two women who had attempted to seduce Yee, now recruits Kuang, Mai Tai Tai, and their troupe of drama students from Hong Kong University in yet another attempt to do away with Yee.