Ye ban ge sheng (The Phantom Lover)
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Ye ban ge sheng (The Phantom Lover)
The third filmization of the Chinese version of Phantom of the Opera, this Hong Kong operatic melodrama is set in the fatastical burned-out husk of a once glorious opera house located near 1937 Beijing. The tale begins as a homeless theater troupe arrives there and listens to the caretaker describe the theater's demise. It happened a decade ago when the enemies of former famous actor Song Danping, who built the place, torched it for revenge after his affair with the already betrothed Yunyan was discovered. Unfortunately, Song was in the theater at the time and his body was never found. The… More

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"Yu's sumptuous blend of the impassioned performances, the lush photography, and the haunting melodies of the score and songs resonates with beautifully wrenching romantic longing."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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