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The Soong Sisters (1997)

Song jia huang chao (original title)
The Soong family was a political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. This film follows the lives of the three Soong daughters, who were educated in America and ... See full summary »

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Mabel Cheung

Writer:

Alex Law
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maggie Cheung ... Soong Ching-ling / Madam Sun
Michelle Yeoh ... Soong Ai-ling / Madam Kung (as Michelle Khan)
Vivian Wu ... Soong May-ling / Madam Chiang
Winston Chao ... Sun Yat-Sen
Hsing-Kuo Wu ... Chiang Kai-Shek (as Hsing Kuo Wu)
Zhenhua Niu Zhenhua Niu ... H.H.Kung (as Zhen Hua Niu)
Elaine Jin ... Madam Soong
Wen Jiang ... Charlie Soong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agnes Chan ... (as Mei-Ling Chan)
Shingo Katayama Shingo Katayama ... Noh Player (Guest star)
Jin Liu Jin Liu
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Storyline

The Soong family was a political dynasty in China that reached the highest levels of power. This film follows the lives of the three Soong daughters, who were educated in America and returned to China. Ai-ling (the oldest) married a wealthy and powerful businessman. Ching-ling married Sun Yat-sen, the revolutionary founder of modern China. Mei-ling (the youngest) married Chiang Kai-shek, China's leader during World War II. The sisters captured the world's fascination for their brilliant marriages and their strong influence on their nation. Written by Anonymous

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One loved money. One loved power. And one loved China.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1 May 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Soong Sisters See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

A segment of the film is not shown in the release version as it's thought to be historically inaccurate by China. This is the part where the sisters are thought to have parachuted into the camp. See more »

Soundtracks

Main Title
Written by Kitaro
Performed by Kitaro and Randy Miller
Courtesy of PONYCANYON
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Great film, though not yet a masterpiece
21 November 2003 | by zzmaleSee all my reviews

Of course, there are inaccuracies, but what needs to be noted here and giving the credit here is that for the first time, the mainland Chinese film has honestly told the stories of the Soong sisters. Under previous political propaganda, those with communists are saints and those against communists are devils, and CKS & his wife were no exception.

This film, from communist China, has for the first time, treating everyone as a person and describes them as such, not eulogizing them as saints or demonizing them as devils, and for those who were against communists, their positive deeds/accomplishment and personal talents are rightly acknowledged, despite their ideological political differences with the communist regime. This is what needs to be applauded for, and although there are people who still feel that this film does not do a complete right for the Soong sisters and their relatives/friends, this film is the very first step for China to honestly face its history in the movie industry.


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