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Tai tai wan sui (1947)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Long Live the Wife, a lively and well-acted comedy, is celebrated fiction writer Eileen Chang's second script. Following immediately from Love without End (1947), it proved to be another financially successful collaboration with director ...See moreLong Live the Wife, a lively and well-acted comedy, is celebrated fiction writer Eileen Chang's second script. Following immediately from Love without End (1947), it proved to be another financially successful collaboration with director Sang Hu for Wenhua Film Studio. The film is centred on the figure of Chen Sizhen (Jiang Tianliu) whose marriage to Tang Zhiyuan (Zhang Fa), an ambitious bank clerk and a typical Shanghai xiao shi min (petty urbanite), is dull. Their relationship is unromantic and she fails to bear him a son. Nonetheless she tries to be a good housewife. Their universe spins into turmoil when Tang starts an affair with a glamorous woman, Zhu Mimi (Shangguan Yunzhu), who cares for nothing but his money. A crisis ensues. Long Live the Wife reveals the impending collapse of patriarchal authority and women's attempts at extricating themselves from this social predicament. Chang's screenplay also radically underlines the ambiguity of moral choices. Written by Anonymous See less
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Director
Cinematographers
Weiqing Ge (cinematography) | Shaofen Huang | Qi Xu (cinematography)
Editor
Ji-qiu Fu (as Jiqiu Fu) (as Jixiu Fu)
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Updated Dec 1, 1947

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1947 (China)

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16 cast members
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Tianliu Jiang
Chen Sizhen Chen Sizhen   See fewer
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Fa Zhang
Tang Zhiyuan Tang Zhiyuan   See fewer
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Zhen Lin
Chen's Mother Chen's Mother   See fewer
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Fei Han
Chen Sirui Chen Sirui   See fewer
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Yi Wang
Tang Zhiqin Tang Zhiqin   See fewer
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Hui Shi
Chen's Father Chen's Father   See fewer
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Yunzhu Shangguan
Shi Mimi Shi Mimi   See fewer
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Shan Lu
Mother-in-Law Mother-in-Law   See fewer
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Wei Cao
Deputy Manager Xue Deputy Manager Xue   See fewer
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Zhi Cheng
Shi Guang Shi Guang   See fewer
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Chaoming Cui
Lawyer Yang (as Cui Chao-Ming) Lawyer Yang (as Cui Chao-Ming)   See fewer
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Xiao-Ou Gao
New Freind New Freind   See fewer
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Gang Jin
Clerk Clerk   See fewer
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Yun Su
Ma Linlin Ma Linlin   See fewer
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Yi Sun
Maid Zhang Maid Zhang   See fewer
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Zhendong Tian
Old Zhou Old Zhou   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 95 votes