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205 Ratings

Shanghai Triad

Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao

Directed by Zhang Yimou
China, France, 1995
Drama, Crime


Zhang Yimou, the acclaimed Chinese director of Ju dou, Raise the Red Lantern and The Story of Qiu Ju, spins an epic tale of greed, revenge and lust for power set against the Shanghai opium wars of the 1930’s.

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Shanghai Triad Directed by Zhang Yimou

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1995 | Winner: Technical Grand Prize

Academy Awards

1996 | Nominee: Best Cinematography

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