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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Web Drama: Winter Begonia


Winter Begonia China Web Drama
Title: Winter Begonia
Chinese Title: 鬓边不是海棠红 / Bin Bian Bu Shi Hai Tang Hong
Broadcast Website: iQIYI
Broadcast Date: March 20, 2020
Air Time: Friday-Sunday 20:00 (2 ep), Friday-Monday (2 ep) for VIP
Genre: Republican, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 55
Director: Hui Kaidong
Screenwriter: Shui Ru Tian Er
Production Company: Huanyu Film, iQIYI
Executive Producer: Yu Zheng
Producer: Yang Le, Yu Zheng
Distributor: Huanyu FIlm
Origin: China
Source: Adapted from a novel of the same name by Shui Ru Tian Er

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story that revolves around a Peking opera performer and a wealthy businessman who are brought together by their love for Peking opera.

Set in the 1930's, it follows Shang Xirui (Yin Zheng), a Peking opera performer who relies on his exceptional talent to gain fame in Beiping. Being an outsider, he faces opposition from the locals but doesn't relent nor give up in fulfilling his dreams to promote Peking opera. As he pours himself into mastering the art, wealthy businessman Cheng Fengtai (Huang Xiaoming) becomes deeply captivated after watching a performance for the first time. He makes acquaintance with Shang Xirui and becomes an avid supporter. Through Cheng Fengtai's help, Shang Xirui builds Shui Yun Lou and trains a new troupe. When the Japanese army invade Beiping in 1937 and patriotic men and women take up arms to fight, Shang Xirui and Zhu Fengtai are moved to make sacrifices for their country.



Fun Facts

  • Filming took place in Hengdian World Studios.
  • Filming lasted over four months from December 14, 2018 to April 29, 2019.
  • It is adapted from a BL novel though changes have been made to the story.


Cast
Winter Begonia Huang Xiaoming Huang Xiaoming as Cheng Fengtai
Winter Begonia Andrew Yin Zheng Andrew Yin Zheng as Shang Xirui
Winter Begonia Charmaine Sheh Charmaine Sheh as Fan Xianger
Winter Begonia Merxat Mi Re Merxat Mi Re as Fan Lian
Winter Begonia Eva Huang Shengyi Eva Huang Shengyi as Gu Dali
Winter Begonia Li Zefeng Li Zefeng as Du Qi
Winter Begonia Liu Min Liu Min as Cheng Meixin

Supporting Cast
Soundtracks
  • Bin Bian Bu Shi Hai Tang Hong (鬓边不是海棠红) by Lu Hu (陆虎)
  • Ci Sheng Ci Shi (此生此时) by Wang Yizhe (王一哲)
  • Ci Sheng (此生) by Xin (信)

Stills
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