Tim Roth (left) stars in The Legend of 1900, the Giuseppe Tournatore film that has taken Chinese cinema by storm.Tim Roth (left) stars in The Legend of 1900, the Giuseppe Tournatore film that has taken Chinese cinema by storm.
Tim Roth (left) stars in The Legend of 1900, the Giuseppe Tournatore film that has taken Chinese cinema by storm.

Why a forgotten 21-year-old film flop has taken Chinese cinema by storm and made millions

  • The Legend of 1900 is earning more at the box office than the latest international and domestic blockbusters
  • An appetite for enhanced editions and 3D might have something to do with the surprise success of Giuseppe Tournatore’s forgotten flick
Topic |   Cinema
Tim Roth (left) stars in The Legend of 1900, the Giuseppe Tournatore film that has taken Chinese cinema by storm.Tim Roth (left) stars in The Legend of 1900, the Giuseppe Tournatore film that has taken Chinese cinema by storm.
Tim Roth (left) stars in The Legend of 1900, the Giuseppe Tournatore film that has taken Chinese cinema by storm.
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