Millennium Mambo

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Millennium Mambo
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Directed byHou Hsiao-hsien
Written byChu T’ien-wen
Produced by
Narrated byShu Qi
CinematographyMark Lee Ping Bin
Edited byChing-Song Liao
Music by
Distributed byPalm Pictures (U.S.)
Release dates
  • 19 May 2001 (2001-05-19) (Cannes)
  • 17 November 2001 (2001-11-17) (Taiwan)
Running time
119 minutes

Millennium Mambo (Chinese: 千禧曼波; pinyin: Qiānxī Mànbō) is a 2001 Taiwanese romantic drama film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien.


The main character, Vicky, portrayed by actress Shu Qi, narrates from 2011 about her life 10 years earlier. She describes her youth and story of her changing life at the beginning of the new millennium. She works as a hostess in a trendy bar. Vicky is torn between two men, Hao-Hao and Jack, and her journeys display the parallel journey of the psyche and how one girl deals with her fleeting youth.


Actor Role
Shu Qi Vicky
Jack Kao Jack
Tuan Chun-hao Hao-Hao
Chen Yi-Hsuan Xuan
Jun Takeuchi Jun
Doze Niu Doze
Jenny Tseng Yan Lei
Pauline Chan
Huang Xiao Chu

According to Maggie Cheung from a press conference for In the Mood for Love, she and Tony Leung Chiu-wai were initially tapped to play the main roles for the film.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "In The Mood For Love Press Conference at the TIFF". YouTube. Films Extras. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Millennium Mambo". Retrieved 17 October 2009.

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