Millennium Mambo

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Millennium Mambo
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DVD cover
Directed byHou Hsiao-hsien
Produced byChu T’ien-wen
Gilles Ciment
Eric Heumann
Wen-Ying Huang
Written byChu T’ien-wen
StarringShu Qi
Jack Kao
Chun-hao Tuan
Yi-Hsuan Chen
Narrated byShu Qi
Music byYoshihiro Hanno
Giong Lim
CinematographyMark Lee Ping Bin
Edited byChing-Song Liao
Distributed byPalm Pictures (United States)
Release date
  • 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

Awards and nominations[edit]


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

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