Millennium Mambo

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Millennium Mambo
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DVD cover
Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Produced by Chu Tien-wen
Gilles Ciment
Eric Heumann
Wen-Ying Huang
Written by Chu Tien-wen
Starring SHU Qi
Jack Kao
Chun-hao Tuan
Yi-Hsuan Chen
Narrated by Shu Qi
Music by Yoshihiro Hanno
Giong Lim
Cinematography Mark Lee Ping Bin
Edited by Ching-Song Liao
Distributed by Palm Pictures (USA)
Release date
October 31, 2001 (France)
November 28, 2001 (Belgium)
July 21, 2002 (Spain)
November 21, 2002 (Netherlands)
May 23, 2003 (South Korea)
Running time
119 minutes
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin

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


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
Qi Shu 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

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Millennium Mambo". Retrieved 2009-10-17. 

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