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The King of Masks

Director - Tian-Ming Wu
Run Time - 101 minutes
Languages - Mandarin w/ English Subtitles
Format - DVD / Digital Streaming
Year - 1999
Genre - Foreign Drama

Educational Interests- Aging, Asia, China, Christianity, Cultural Studies, Family Relations, History (World), Performance, Women’s Studies

Institutional DVD Price: $195

In 1930s China, aging street performer Wang (Zhu Xu) yearns for a male heir to whom he can pass on the secrets of his renowned act. Though he refuses an offer to join the opera, he heeds the advice of female-impersonating opera star Liang (Zhang Zhigang) to find an heir. Wang soon buys an 8-year-old orphan named Doggie (Zhou Renying). When his new heir reveals a desperate secret, Wang must choose between following the strictures of society and the fatherly love he feels for his new protege.