Four Moods (1970)

10/08/1970 (HK) DramaFantasyRomance 2h 20m


Directed by some of most well known Chinese-language directors of the time, the portmanteau film Four Moods was an attempt to alleviate Li Han-hsiang’s financial troubles during the late 1960s. Arguably one of his best works, King Hu’s short Anger is an adaptation of the famous Peking opera San Cha Kou; set to opera instrumentation and stylishly shot, the film deftly captures the tense showdown between political schemers, avengers and vagabonds inside an inn. Li Han-hsiang’s Happiness, inspired by the Strange Tales of Liaozhai, tells a tale of reprieve for a kind-hearted ghost, while Pai Ching-Jui’s Joy and Lee Hsing’s Sadness both explore the fateful encounters between mortal men and ghostly women.

  1. Pai Ching-jui

    Director, Writer

  2. Li Han-Hsiang

    Director, Writer

  3. King Hu

    Director, Screenplay

  4. Hsing Lee


  5. Chu Hsiang-Kan


  6. Pu Songling


  7. Chang Yung-Hsiang


  8. Zhishan Li


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Original Title 喜怒哀樂

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Original Language Chinese

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