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

Clarence Tsui

Clarence Tsui, a Hong Kong film critic and programmer, was the South China Morning Post’s Film Editor (2005-2012).