42nd Toronto International Film Festival®
September 7-17, 2017

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Kim Jee woon
The latest from cutting-edge director Kim Jee woon is an epic-scale period thriller about a double agent sent to infiltrate a band of freedom fi… 
CastSong Kang ho, Han Ji min, and Gong Yoo
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
SP$14A

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Marc Forster
Set in exotic locations, this unique and visually-driven psychological drama tells the story of a blind woman and her husband, who upon restorat… 
CastBlake Lively, Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovsk…
LanguageEnglish   CountryThailand
SP$18A

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Andrea Arnold
Star, an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a travelling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscription… 
CastShia LaBeouf, Riley Keogh, and Sasha Lane
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18A

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Ewan McGregor
Based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning Philip Roth novel, American Pastoral follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the … 
CastJennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Aduba…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Denis Villeneuve
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team, led by expert linguist Louise Banks, are brought together to investigate.… 
CastAmy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, a…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Sung-su KIM
A shady cop finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city’s corrupt mayor, in this scintillating crim… 
CastJung-min HWANG, Woo-sung JUNG, Ji-hoon JU, D…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
SP$14A

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Mahmoud Sabbagh
Saudi Arabia’s first rom-com features comedian and social-media superstar Hisham Fageeh as a mild-mannered civil servant who runs up against his… 
CastFatima Al Banawi, Hisham Fageeh
LanguageArabic   CountrySaudi Arabia
SP$PG

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Vikram Gandhi
New York City, 1981. Inspired by true events, a young Barack Obama tries to find his way as a college student in a new city as he is faced with … 
CastDevon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Ellar Co…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Nate Parker
Filmmaker-actor Nate Parker reclaims the title of D.W. Griffith’s 1916 milestone for this epic chronicle, set against the antebellum South, of t… 
CastNate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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George Nolfi
Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1964, this cross-cultural biopic chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts sup… 
CastBilly Magnussen, Xia Yu, and Philip Ng
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$PG

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Ben Younger
This film tells the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Paz… 
CastMiles Teller, Katey Sagal, and Aaron Eckhart
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Alexandre Lehmann
Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts reflect on their shared past through th… 
CastMark Duplass and Sarah Paulson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Martin Koolhoven
A triumphant epic of survival set in the searing wilds of the Badlands, the menacing inferno of the old American West. This tale of powerful wom… 
CastGuy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Emilia Jones, Ca…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom, Neth…
SP$18

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Noel Clarke
Writer-director-star Noel Clarke completes the British crime-drama trilogy he began with KiDULTHOOD and AdULTHOOD, in this gritty tale of an ex-… 
CastNoel Clarke, Arnold Oceng, David Ajala, Corn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Susan Johnson
Carrie, a person of high intelligence who graduated Harvard at 18, struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships… 
CastBel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Vane…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Onur Tukel
A reunion between two old school friends sparks a no-holds-barred war of attrition, in this outrageously madcap black comedy. 
CastSandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone, C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Pete Travis
Tommy Akhtar — cricket fan, devoted son and deadbeat private eye — is just emerging from another hangover when his next case walks through the d… 
CastRiz Ahmed, Cush Jumbo, James Floyd, Billie P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Thomas Vinterberg
Danish auteur Thomas Vinterberg’s new film focuses on a middle-aged professional couple in 1970s Denmark who decide to experiment with communal … 
CastTrine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, and Helene Re…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
SP$18A

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Konkona Sensharma
Set in 1979, this coming of age story follows a shy young Indian student who quietly and fatefully unravels during a family road trip to McClusk… 
CastVikrant Massey, Ranvir Shorey, Kalki Koechli…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
SP$14A

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Peter Berg
Inspired by the true story of the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that rocked the globe on April 20, 2010, comes this chronicle of the c… 
CastMark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Mick Jackson
Based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, this riveting, true-life drama recounts the courtroom showdown betw… 
CastRachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$18

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Kelly Fremon
The Edge of Seventeen follows high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother D… 
CastHailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedg…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Paul Verhoeven
Michèle seems indestructible. As the head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business… 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Cons…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$$18

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Raja Amari
Samia immigrates to France illegally. Obsessed by the idea her radical islamist brother might be stalking her, she first finds refuge with Imed,… 
CastHiam Abbass, Sarra Hannachi, Salim Kechiouch…
LanguageFrench   CountryTunisia/France
SP$14A

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François Ozon
Set in a small German town in the aftermath of World War I, this elegiac tale of love and remembrance follows a young woman mourning the death o… 
CastPaula Beer, Pierre Niney, Marie Gruber, Erns…
LanguageFrench, German   CountryFrance/Germany
SP$PG

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Chan-wook Park
A crook-turned-servant falls for the vulnerable heiress she had originally schemed to swindle, in this audacious, visually sumptuous, and highly… 
CastJung-woo Ha, Min-hee Kim, Tae Ri Kim, Jin-wo…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
SP$18A

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Kôji Fukada
A Japanese family’s humdrum daily routine is fatefully upset by the arrival of a stranger from the father’s past, in this slow-burning dramatic … 
CastTadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui, Kanji Furuta…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$14A

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Mark Williams
A ruthless corporate headhunter in Chicago battles his rival for control of their job placement firm, until a family tragedy brings his personal… 
CastGerard Butler, Alison Brie, Willem Dafoe, Gr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Xiaogang Feng
A café proprietor spends a decade petitioning the Chinese legal system after being swindled by her ex-husband, in this caustically comic contemp… 
CastBingbing Fan
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$$14A

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Bronwen Hughes
The inspiring life story of late photojournalist, artist and activist Dan Eldon, who abandoned a comfortable life in London to document the stru… 
CastElla Purnell, Maria Bello, Sam Hazeldine, Be…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom, Sout…
GALA$$14A

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Nick Hamm
A dramatization of the events preceding the historic 2006 St. Andrews Agreement, which brought peace to Northern Ireland after years of violent … 
CastTimothy Spall, Colm Meaney, John Hurt, Toby …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$PG

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Jonathan Demme
In this thrilling concert documentary, Academy Award–winning director Jonathan Demme captures the charismatic and highly acclaimed artistry of J… 
CastJustin Timberlake
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon directs and stars in this high-energy musical about a young man from Brooklyn who gets caught up in the vibrant Kingston music scene… 
CastNick Cannon, Whoopi Goldberg, Busta Rhymes, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryJamaica/USA
SP$14A

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Damien Chazelle
Writer-director Damien Chazelle captures the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to … 
CastRyan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosem…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Rob Reiner
On November 22, 1963, one president's life was taken while another's was resurrected. LBJ tells the story of politician Lyndon B. Johnson who wa… 
CastWoody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richa…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Juan Carlos Medina
In the notorious Limehouse district of 19th-century London, a series of murders have shaken the city. The crimes are so monstrous that the press… 
CastBill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Dan…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$14A

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Garth Davis
After a wrong train takes a five-year-old Indian boy thousands of kilometres from home and family, he survives many challenges before being adop… 
CastDev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, and D…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
SP$$PG

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Jeff Nichols
This film celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of Richard and Mildred Loving, who waged a decade-long legal battle that led to the ov… 
CastJoel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Ni…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Antoine Fuqua
With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emm… 
CastDenzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Kenneth Lonergan
A reclusive handyman must face his painful past when he returns to his Massachusetts hometown after the sudden death of his beloved older brothe… 
CastMichelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Casey Affl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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Christopher Guest
Starring many of his regular troupe of actors, Christopher Guest’s new comedy takes place in the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots where… 
CastJennifer Coolidge, Jane Lynch, Fred Willard,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Aisling Walsh
Maudie tells the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premie… 
CastSally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchet…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$PG

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J.A. Bayona
This visually spectacular drama follows a lonely 12-year-old boy struggling with his mother’s illness, until an ancient, wild, and relentless mo… 
CastSigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Pablo Larraín
Pablo Larraín weaves an engrossing metafictional fable around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Pablo Neruda, who goes undergr… 
CastGael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gne…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile/Argentina/Spai…
SP$18A

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Tom Ford
The second feature from writer-director Tom Ford follows the story of a woman who is forced to confront the demons of her past, as she is drawn … 
CastAmy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Baltasar Kormákur
Icelandic action ace Baltasar Kormákur directs and stars in this psychological thriller about a father who tries to pull his daughter out of her… 
CastBaltasar Kormákur, Hera Hilmar, Gísli Örn Ga…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
SP$14A

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Arnaud des Pallières
Four moments in the lives of four female characters. Sandra’s youth as she moves to Paris and has a brush with disaster. Karine’s teenage years,… 
CastAdèle Haenel, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gemma Art…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Eleanor Coppola
An American woman in a tired marriage finds herself on an unforeseen road trip from Cannes to Paris with a dashing Frenchman. What should be a s… 
CastDiane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Jim Jarmusch
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. He adheres to a simple routine, writing poetry and observing the city on his route… 
CastAdam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Rebecca Zlotowski
Kate and Laura Barlow, two young American spiritualists in 1930s Paris, finish their world tour. Fascinated by their gift, a powerful French fil… 
CastNatalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Sa…
LanguageEnglish | French   CountryFrance | Belgium
GALA$$14A

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Mira Nair
This vibrant true story follows a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of … 
CastDavid Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, and Madina Na…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUganda, South Africa…
GALA$$PG

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Paul Dugdale
This documentary film follows The Rolling Stones on a cultural adventure across Latin America, as the band heads towards their historic tour fin… 
CastThe Rolling Stones
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Asghar Farhadi
A sudden eruption of violence creates an atmosphere of simmering tension between a husband and wife, in this work of slow-burning domestic suspe… 
CastShahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidousti
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
SP$18

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Werner Herzog
Shot in Bolivia, writer-director Werner Herzog’s Salt and Fire follows a mysterious hostage-taking where the leader of a small scientific delega… 
CastMichael Shannon, Gael García Bernal and Vero…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish   CountryUSA, Bolivia
SP$14A

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Jim Sheridan
A once vibrant and lively beauty in her youth, Roseanne McNulty has spent the majority of her adult life confined to a mental hospital in rural … 
CastVanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Theo James, E…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
GALA$$14A

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Garth Jennings
A show-biz impresario who happens to be a koala attracts a menagerie of musical hopefuls when he holds a singing contest to try and save his the… 
CastMatthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$G

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Oliver Stone
Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone tackles one of the most important and fascinating true stories of the 21st century. This politically… 
CastJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Meli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Bavo Defurne
Liliane was once “Laura”, a rising star in the singing world, who had her moment of glory when she finished second behind Abba in the 1974 Europ… 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Kévin Azaïs, and Johan Ley…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium/Luxembourg/F…
SP$PG

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Katherine Dieckmann
A lyrical, emotionally rich drama tracking Darcy as she travels the Deep South with her friend in an effort to process her grief over the loss o… 
CastHolly Hunter, Carrie Coon, and Kim Coates
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Lone Scherfig
Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig’s period comedy-drama follows a group of filmmakers struggling to make an inspirational film to boost morale — an… 
CastGemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jac…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Mia Hansen-Løve
A delicate and affecting tale about a middle-aged professor whose carefully structured life is thrown into disarray when her husband leaves her … 
CastIsabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolink…
LanguageFrench | English | G…   CountryFrance | Germany
SP$14A

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Maren Ade
An alternately hilarious and mortifying comedy about the fraught relationship between a repressed corporate consultant and her incessantly prank… 
CastPeter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wi…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
SP$14A

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Adam Smith
Three generations of the Cutler family live as notorious outlaws among some of the wealthiest lands in Britain. They spend their time hunting, r… 
CastMichael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$18

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Benedict Andrews
When a young woman unexpectedly arrives at an older man's workplace looking for answers, the secrets of the past threaten to unravel his new lif… 
CastRooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, and Riz Ahmed
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Amma Asante
This biopic tells the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he marrie… 
CastDavid Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, La…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Alan Gilsenan
Reta Winters has many reasons to be happy, but all the quiet satisfactions of her well-lived life suddenly disappear when her eldest daughter No… 
CastCatherine Keener, Matt Craven, Hannah Gross,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Cheng Er
*** THE WASTED TIMES has been removed from Festival. *** Love, hatred, and betrayal abound in Shanghai during the chaotic, war-torn 1930s. Mr… 
CastZhang Ziyi, Ge You, and Tadanobu Asano
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$18