Killing me softly / dir. by Chen Kaige ; screenplay by Kara Lindstrom ; based on the novel by Nicci French
Kaige Chen
Based on the work of
Nicci French
Author of screenplay
Kara Lindstrom
Dutch Filmworks, 2005 | Other editions
1 dvd-video
Recording date
Playing time
102 min.
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling : Nederlands

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About Kaige Chen

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Chen Kaige ([ʈʂʰə̌n kʰài.kɤ́], born 12 August 1952) is a Chinese film director and a leading figure of the fifth generation of Chinese cinema. His films are known for their visual flair and epic storytelling. Chen won the Palme d'Or at 1993 Cannes Film Festival and the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award in 1993.

Early life

Chen Kaige was born in Beijing, China into a family of Changle, Fuzhou origin, and grew up with fellow Fifth Generation alumnus Tian Zhuangzhuang as a childhood friend. During the Cultural Revolution, Chen joined the Red Guards. His father, Chen Huai'ai was a well-known director in his own right. As a teenage member of the Red Guards, Chen, like many other youths, denounced his own father, a fateful decision he eventually learned to regret. Indeed, this period of his life continues to influence much of his work today, notably in the unblinking depictions of the Cultural Revo…Read more on Wikipedia