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Peking Opera Blues 

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Set in Hong Kong in 1914, Tsui Hark's highly energetic and quickly paced comedy-thriller pits three women of different classes--a housemaid, the daughter of a warlord, and the daughter of the owner of the Peking Opera--against a group of powerful warlords. The three actresses are reportedly Hong Kong's three most popular; the lighting and the nonstop pacing smack of Spielberg--for better and for worse. (Film Center, Art Institute, Columbus Drive at Jackson, Saturday, January 21, 2:00 and 7:45, and Sunday, January 22, 6:00, 443-3737; also Univ. of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Wednesday, January 25, 7:00, 702-8574)

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