Shanghai Triad (1995)

Shanghai Triad
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 49mins.
Genres Drama, Crime, Adaptation, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Zhu Yongde Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Wang Wei Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Yves Marmion Producer (UGC) 3 3000002
Lu Yue Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Tu Yuan Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tao Jing Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Cao Jiuping Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Jean-Louis Piel Producer n/a 3 3000001
Zhang Yimou Director n/a 2 2000001
Li Xuejian Actor Liu Shu--Shuisheng's Uncle 1 1000003
Li Baotian Actor Mr Tang--The Godfather 1 1000002
Sun Chun Actor Song--The Godfather's Number Two Man 1 1000004
Wang Xiao Xiao Actor Shuisheng 1 1000005
Jeang Bao Ying Actor n/a 1 1000007
Chen Shu Actor n/a 1 1000006
Gong Li Actor Xiao Jinbao--The Godfather's Mistress 1 1000001
Shanghai, 1930. Mr. Tang, the godfather chief of the Tang family-run underground Green dynasty, controls the city's lucrative opium and prostitution trade. He has also acquired the services of Xiao Jinbao, the most beautiful prostitute-singer in Shanghai. Fourteen-year-old Tang Shuisheng has been recruited by his uncle to watch Xiao Jinbao. Ultimately, Shuisheng becomes the only person to whom she can talk openly and whose relationship with her is not motivated by power or greed. In secret, Xiao Jinbao has become the mistress of Song, the Greens' number two man, and together they conspire against Mr. Tang. Their plan fails, and Mr. Tang believes that his deputy will try to eliminate Xiao Jinbao for she was the only witness and accomplice. Using Xiao Jinbao as bait, however, Mr. Tang banishes her to a small, heavily guarded island where, a virtual prisoner, she gradually understands her role, realizing that the men in her life are ready to sacrifice her when she is of no further use.