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Wednesday 22 September 2021

Saturday Fiction

Saturday Fiction China Movie
Movie: Saturday Fiction
Chinese Title: 兰心大剧院 / Lan Xin Da Ju Yuan
Release Date: October 15, 2021
Genre: Drama, Spy
Language: Mandarin
Director: Lou Ye
Screenwriter: Ma Yingli
Production Company: Qianyi Times, Yiying Yingye, Baian Film, Tianyi Media
Executive Producer: Chang Jihong, Lou Ye, Dong Peiwen, Wu Yi
Chief Producer: Ma Yingli
Distributor: United Entertainment Partners
Origin: China
Source: Adapted from the novel The Death of Shanghai (上海之死) by Hong Ying

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

Set in 1941 Shanghai, the story follows famous actress Yu Jin who is secretly collecting intelligence for the Allied powers while starring in a stage play. She accidentally discovers Japan's plan to attack Pearl Harbor.

Actress Yu Jin (Gong Li) who is located in Hong Kong receives an invitation to return to her hometown of Shanghai to star in a stage play directed by her old flame Tan Na (Mark Chao). It draws the attention of various parties keeping close track of her movements to find out the true purpose of her trip. The fate of one woman becomes closely guided by the times, her enemies impossible from fiction and real life to set apart. She ultimately ushers in a choice that will change the world.

Fun Facts

  • The Chinese title translates to, "Lyceum Theatre."
  • It was shot in Shanghai during the latter half of 2017.
  • Saturday Fiction is filmed in black and white.
  • It was first released at the Venice International Film Festival in 2019.

Saturday Fiction Gong Li Gong Li as Yu Jin
Saturday Fiction Mark Chao Mark Chao as Tan Na

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