Video/Film , DVD in Chinese

Flowers of Shanghai : Hai shang hua

Winstar Cinema release, Shochiku Co., Ltd. presents a 3H Film Productions of a film by Hou Hsiao-Hsien ; producers, Yang Teng-Kuei, Shozo Ichiyama ; screenplay writer, Chu Tien-Wen ; director, Hou Hsiao-Hsien.
  • New York, NY : Fox Lorber Films ; distributed by Winstar Home Video, ©2001.
  • Widescreen version.
  • 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, colored ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD (NTSC region 1).
Also known as
  • Hai shang hua
  • Cinematographer, Mark Lee Ping-Bin ; music, Yoshihiro Hanno ; production designer, Hwarng Wern-Ying.
  • Cast: Tony Leung, Michiko Hada, Michele Monique Reis, Carina Lau, Jack Kao, Rebecca Pan, Vicky Wei.
  • Set in late nineteenth-century Shanghai and takes place in an elegant brothel. With its own highly ritualized codes of behavior, the lives of the "Flower girls" depend on their ability to win, and then keep, the affections of their wealthy callers.
Other information
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.
  • Based on the novel by Han Ziyun.
  • MPAA rating: Not rated.
  • Language: Mandarin dialogue, English subtitles.
  • Awards: Asia-Pacific Film Festival 1998: Best Art Director (Wen-Ying Huang); Best Director (Hsiao-hsien Hou)
  • Video Americain collection.
Publisher's number
  • FLV5289 Fox Lorber Films
  • 0794201059
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 720917528922
  • OCLC: 47768320