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Cantando dietro i paraventi (Singing Behind Screens) (2003)

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Directed by veteran helmer Ermanno Olmi, this Chinese folktale revolves around a young man (Davide Dragonetti) who mistakenly enters a brothel while trying to find his way through urban China circa the 1930s. Narrated by Bud Spencer, the young man succumbs to temptation, and the dialogue-free scene is performed through dance. Meanwhile, pirate junks begin firing at one another from a shoreside village. The leader, Admiral Ching (Makoto Kobayashi), is backed by a powerful group of profiteers, thus prompting the emperor to offer him a high ranking position if he stops firing. Unwilling to lose their income, Ching's backers murder the pirate, which sets off a strange sequence of events that will resound throughout the community for years to come. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast

Bud Spencer
as Old Captain
Jun Ichikawa
as Widow Ching
Makoto Kobayashi
as Admiral Ching
Xiang Yang Li
as Supreme Admiral Kwo Lang
Guang Wen Li
as Imperial Dignitary
Ruohao Chen
as Imperial Emissary
Davide Dragonetti
as Unwitting Client in Brothel
Alberto Capone
as Military Client
Carlene Ko
as Mary Read
Sultan Temir Omarov
as Prince Thin Kwei
Bellino Zheng
as Little Guiady
Xuwu Chen
as Old Emperor
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