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The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful (2017)

Madame Tang colludes and mediates between the government and the private businesses for the benefits of her all-female family. One case does not go according to plan, and an entire family ... See full summary »

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Ya-che Yang

Writer:

Ya-che Yang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kara Wai ... Madame Tang
Ke-Xi Wu ... Tang Ning
Vicky Chen ... Tang Chen (as Qi Wen)
Sha-Li Chen ... Speaker Wang's Wife (as So-Li Chen)
Chia-Yen Ko ... Adult Tang Chen
Showlen Maya Showlen Maya ... Banquet Singer
Moon Wang ... County Mayor's wife
Carolyn Chen ... Special Assistant
Chen-Ling Wen ... Lin Pien-Pien
Jun Fu ... Captain Liao (as Aaron Fu)
Wei-min Ying ... Don Juan
Shu Wei Wu Shu Wei Wu ... Marco
Chao-te Yin ... Mr. Lin (as Jau-Der Yin)
Mariko Ookubo ... Mrs. Lin
Ming-Shuai Shih ... Tuan Yi
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Madame Tang colludes and mediates between the government and the private businesses for the benefits of her all-female family. One case does not go according to plan, and an entire family close to Madame Tang fall victim to a gruesome murder. Ambition, desire and lust eventually change Tang's relationships with her own family forever.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

24 November 2017 (Taiwan) See more »

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A dark and cynical mystery thriller
9 April 2018 | by TheBigSickSee all my reviews

"The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful" depicts three shrewd women, unfolds a murder case and reveals dark politics. The Taiwanese writer-director Ya-che Yang is surprisingly ambitious as he tries to go deep into the discussion about humanity in a cynical way. And he succeeds in the sense that he won the Best Picture in the Golden Horse. From a more critical point of view, the film lacks some basic elements in a mystery thriller and does not deserves the award. The performance of the Hong Kong veteran Kara Hui is stunning and proves that she is one of the best Chinese actresses of all time.


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