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A.k.a.
The Puppetmaster
Year
1993
Runtime
142 min.
Director
Hsiao-hsien Hou
Genres
Drama, War, Biography
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
1,108
Checks
759
Favs
47
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
6.2% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. jlfitz's avatar

    jlfitz

    with English subs: https://ok.ru/video/1688073407086 3 years 6 months ago
  2. ucuruju's avatar

    ucuruju

    I can't really get into Triple H. His approach is just so distant and devoid of emotion (or even clear information) that the visuals and I guess historical context carry most of the weight. But it's not enough to keep you interested. I started getting into it after the first half an hour and actually preferred the puppetry and opera scenes (and the great interviews with the actual guy) more than really distant long shots covering actions I can't easily follow done by characters I don't really recognize. After seeing three of his films, I'm not really looking forward to the next one. Not bad... just really... insipid, solemn stuff. 2 years 10 months ago
  3. acoltismypassport's avatar

    acoltismypassport

    Too much Chinese opera. Really, over two hours of deafening clatter. Any engagement I had was continually interrupted by pots and pans. 8 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #42 in Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films
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  2. This movie ranks #84 in BIFF's Asian Cinema 100
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  3. This movie ranks #102 in HKFA's The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures
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  6. This movie ranks #371 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  8. This movie ranks #690 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  10. This movie ranks #899 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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