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Alain Mazars

Printemps perdu

Edition 1990
92' - 1990 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Mandarin
Director: Alain Mazars Composer: Olivier Hutman, Tang Xianzu With: Xiaochuan Song, Ping Ru, Jiaqing Ding
What first originated the film was an old fascination for China. There was a desire to direct a contemporary melodrama, and finally, the idea of making a film about music. Two events pushed further this desire: the discovery of a 16th Century Chinese opera, The Peony Pavilion, and my meeting with a former Chinese opera singer who was sent to a labour camp during the Cultural Revolution. Slowly, 1 carne up with a free transposition of the opera, through the story of that man, by telling a romaneske intrigue open to dreams and make-believe. (Alain Mazars)

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Credits

Director

Alain Mazars

Composer

Olivier Hutman, Tang Xianzu

With

Xiaochuan Song, Ping Ru, Jiaqing Ding

Scenario

Alain Mazars, N.T. Binh

Director of Photography

Hélène Louvart

Editor

Alain Mazars, Nguyen Minh-Tam

Producer

N.T. Binh

More information

Dialogue

Mandarin

Countries of production

France

Year

1990

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