Gua Ah-leh

Grace Gua Ah-leh (born 2 June 1944) is a Taiwanese actress and singer. Gua has portrayed over 200 roles in film and television since 1965. She has won the Golden Horse Awards 4 times and the Golden Bell Awards twice. Gua Ah Leh is a well known award-winning actress. Also known as Kuei Ya-lei and Grace Gua, she was born in China in 1944. She studied acting at the National Taiwan University of Arts. In 1965, she made her professional movie debut in The Rain of Sorrow, and received a Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress. That award made her the youngest Leading Actress winner in the Golden Horse history. Next year, she was in the movie Home, Sweet Home. Her performance in that movie won the Best Leading Actress in the Asia Pacific Film Festival (Indonesia), and another Best Leading Actress Golden Horse award. In 1978, she won the Best Supporting Actress Golden Horse award for her role in "Didi's Diary". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

A retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu and his family live in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. He lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. Soon, each of the daughters encounter new men in their lives. When these new relationships ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Sihung Lung  •  Wang Yu-wen  •  Wu Chien-Lien  •  Yang Kuei-Mei

A retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu and his family live in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. He lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. Soon, each of the daughters encounter new men in their lives. When these new relationships ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Sihung Lung  •  Wang Yu-wen  •  Wu Chien-Lien  •  Yang Kuei-Mei

The Wedding Banquet (1993)

A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents arrive in New York ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Winston Chao  •  Mitchell Lichtenstein  •  May Chin  •  Sihung Lung

A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents arrive in New York ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Winston Chao  •  Mitchell Lichtenstein  •  May Chin  •  Sihung Lung

Tonight Nobody Goes Home (1996)

The Chen family contagiousness extends to taking on an extra-marital affair. Gua Ah-leh is at the movie's centre: she shines as Lung's wife, who finds she has a thing or two to learn from the gigolo after Lung blithely. Lang Hisung plays old dentist for broad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvia Chang
CAST:  Sihung Lung  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Winston Chao  •  René Liu

The Chen family contagiousness extends to taking on an extra-marital affair. Gua Ah-leh is at the movie's centre: she shines as Lung's wife, who finds she has a thing or two to learn from the gigolo after Lung blithely. Lang Hisung plays old dentist for broad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvia Chang
CAST:  Sihung Lung  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Winston Chao  •  René Liu

Last Eunuch In China (1987)

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DIRECTION:  Jacob Cheung
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Sammo Hung  •  Max Mok Siu-Chung  •  Wu Ma

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DIRECTION:  Jacob Cheung
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Sammo Hung  •  Max Mok Siu-Chung  •  Wu Ma

Intimates (1997)

Foon escapes an arranged marriage by walking the road of a Ji Sor. After an affair with Shing, she becomes pregnant. An attempted abortion nearly costs Foon her life. Wan, the young owner of a silk factory, rescues her. Wan and Foon share their romances, reflecting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacob Cheung
CAST:  Carina Lau  •  Charlie Yeung  •  Winston Chao  •  Theresa Lee Yee-Hung

Foon escapes an arranged marriage by walking the road of a Ji Sor. After an affair with Shing, she becomes pregnant. An attempted abortion nearly costs Foon her life. Wan, the young owner of a silk factory, rescues her. Wan and Foon share their romances, reflecting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacob Cheung
CAST:  Carina Lau  •  Charlie Yeung  •  Winston Chao  •  Theresa Lee Yee-Hung

Joyful Reunion (2012)

Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, the present day. Master chef Tang Shizhe (Kenneth Tsang) tells his two daughters, the careerist Wa'er (Huo Siyan) and teenage Xiaolan (Jiang Mengjie), that he has decided to sell his upscale vegetarian restaurant, the centre of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jui-Yuan Tsao
CAST:  Joseph Chang  •  Huo Si-Yan  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Lan Cheng-lung

Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, the present day. Master chef Tang Shizhe (Kenneth Tsang) tells his two daughters, the careerist Wa'er (Huo Siyan) and teenage Xiaolan (Jiang Mengjie), that he has decided to sell his upscale vegetarian restaurant, the centre of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jui-Yuan Tsao
CAST:  Joseph Chang  •  Huo Si-Yan  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Lan Cheng-lung

Baby Steps (2015)

Danny, a Taiwanese-American man, and his partner Tate want to have a baby, but the complex world of international surrogacy is further complicated by Danny's well-meaning but extremely meddlesome mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barney Cheng
CAST:  Barney Cheng  •  Michael Adam Hamilton  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Love Fang

Danny, a Taiwanese-American man, and his partner Tate want to have a baby, but the complex world of international surrogacy is further complicated by Danny's well-meaning but extremely meddlesome mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barney Cheng
CAST:  Barney Cheng  •  Michael Adam Hamilton  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Love Fang

Maiden Rosé (1995)

To celebrate his newborn baby girl, an old wine brewer made a bottle of Maiden Rose for her future marriage. Eighteen years later, the girl was already a beautiful woman and fall in love with a youngster. However, her father was unhappy with their romance, though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xie Yang
CAST:  Zhou Xun  •  Josephine Koo Mei-Wah  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Cao Xiaoqiang

To celebrate his newborn baby girl, an old wine brewer made a bottle of Maiden Rose for her future marriage. Eighteen years later, the girl was already a beautiful woman and fall in love with a youngster. However, her father was unhappy with their romance, though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xie Yang
CAST:  Zhou Xun  •  Josephine Koo Mei-Wah  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Cao Xiaoqiang

The Lost Generation (1983)

The plot follows a group of women who struggle in Hong Kong, most of them illegal immigrants from mainland China.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liu Chia-chang
CAST:  Rosamund Kwan  •  Chen Chen  •  Stanley Fung  •  Chin Han

The plot follows a group of women who struggle in Hong Kong, most of them illegal immigrants from mainland China.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liu Chia-chang
CAST:  Rosamund Kwan  •  Chen Chen  •  Stanley Fung  •  Chin Han

The Jade Badger (1982)

A marriage between nobles in Ancient China sets the stage for murder, monsters, and mutilation as the invited guests search for a secret hidden treasure. A search that leads them through dark evil forests, opulent palaces, and each other! When two sick and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Li Chao-Yung
CAST:  Tian Peng  •  Chin Kang  •  Tsung Hua  •  Tien Ho

A marriage between nobles in Ancient China sets the stage for murder, monsters, and mutilation as the invited guests search for a secret hidden treasure. A search that leads them through dark evil forests, opulent palaces, and each other! When two sick and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Li Chao-Yung
CAST:  Tian Peng  •  Chin Kang  •  Tsung Hua  •  Tien Ho

Fleeing by Night (2000)

Set in China in the 1930s, the film is about the unsettling relationship between three characters, each involved with a performance of the opera Fleeing by Night in a local theatre.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hsu Li-kong  •  Chi Yin
CAST:  René Liu  •  Huang Lei  •  Yin Chao-Te  •  Leon Dai

Set in China in the 1930s, the film is about the unsettling relationship between three characters, each involved with a performance of the opera Fleeing by Night in a local theatre.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hsu Li-kong  •  Chi Yin
CAST:  René Liu  •  Huang Lei  •  Yin Chao-Te  •  Leon Dai

The Knot (2006)

They fell in love; Chen Qiushui was 20. Wang Biyun was 18. When Qiushui fled Taiwan after the 228 Massacre, Biyun gave him a gold engagement ring and they promised to meet again. Qiushui served as an army doctor during the Korean War, where he met Wang Jindi, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yin Li
CAST:  Chen Kun  •  Li Bingbing  •  Isabella Leong  •  Chin Han

They fell in love; Chen Qiushui was 20. Wang Biyun was 18. When Qiushui fled Taiwan after the 228 Massacre, Biyun gave him a gold engagement ring and they promised to meet again. Qiushui served as an army doctor during the Korean War, where he met Wang Jindi, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yin Li
CAST:  Chen Kun  •  Li Bingbing  •  Isabella Leong  •  Chin Han

Miracles (1989)

A country boy becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. He and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old lady when her daughter comes to visit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Chan
CAST:  Anita Mui Yim-Fong  •  Jackie Chan  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Wu Ma

A country boy becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky roses from an old lady. He and a singer at the gang's nightclub try to do a good deed for the old lady when her daughter comes to visit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Chan
CAST:  Anita Mui Yim-Fong  •  Jackie Chan  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Wu Ma

The Winter (1969)

The winters in Northern China could become rather bitter and harsh especially if one must endure it alone. Hoping to spend his last winter in solitude, a timid man must declare his love for his sweetheart before her family forces her to be married off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Li Han-Hsiang
CAST:  Sun Yueh  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Tien Yeh  •  Ma Chi

The winters in Northern China could become rather bitter and harsh especially if one must endure it alone. Hoping to spend his last winter in solitude, a timid man must declare his love for his sweetheart before her family forces her to be married off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Li Han-Hsiang
CAST:  Sun Yueh  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Tien Yeh  •  Ma Chi

20 Once Again (2015)

A visit to the photographer’s returns the physical looks of a 70-year-old grandmother back to her 20s. Things get even stranger when his grandson asks her to join his band, and his best friend begins to fall for her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leste Chen
CAST:  Yang Zishan  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Chen Bolin  •  Lu Han

A visit to the photographer’s returns the physical looks of a 70-year-old grandmother back to her 20s. Things get even stranger when his grandson asks her to join his band, and his best friend begins to fall for her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leste Chen
CAST:  Yang Zishan  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Chen Bolin  •  Lu Han

Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year (2019)

Tang Yuan, Jiao Zi and their family enjoy Chinese New Year together, learning about traditions, and sharing Peppa Pig stories.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Baker  •  Neville Astley  •  Dapeng Zhang
CAST:  Harley Bird  •  Oliver May  •  Alice May  •  Morwenna Banks

Tang Yuan, Jiao Zi and their family enjoy Chinese New Year together, learning about traditions, and sharing Peppa Pig stories.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Baker  •  Neville Astley  •  Dapeng Zhang
CAST:  Harley Bird  •  Oliver May  •  Alice May  •  Morwenna Banks

Number One (2019)

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DIRECTION:  Ah Nian
CAST:  Yang Le  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Ma Yili  •  Qiu Lin

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DIRECTION:  Ah Nian
CAST:  Yang Le  •  Gua Ah-leh  •  Ma Yili  •  Qiu Lin

Koali & Rice (2019)

Widow Lin Xiumei realizes that soon after both of her sons have left home, she changes into someone who was once “needed” to an “irrelevant” person, which causes a painful confusion for her. The sudden death of Qing Er, her only friend who is 10 years younger than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Qian Ye
CAST:  Gua Ah-leh  •  Yang Kuei-Mei  •  Tie-Hsiang Ban

Widow Lin Xiumei realizes that soon after both of her sons have left home, she changes into someone who was once “needed” to an “irrelevant” person, which causes a painful confusion for her. The sudden death of Qing Er, her only friend who is 10 years younger than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Qian Ye
CAST:  Gua Ah-leh  •  Yang Kuei-Mei  •  Tie-Hsiang Ban

Poor Chasers (1980)

Pairs of best college friends, Shen Jung (Brigitte Lin) and Li Lun-mei (Chelsia Chan); Chen Cheng-hsiung (Chin Han) and Fang Juei (Alan Tam) meet at the tennis courts. Fang Juei likes the ebullient Li Lun-mei, but after hearing the contemplative Cheng-hsiung at a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pai Ching-jui
CAST:  Brigitte Lin  •  Chin Han  •  Chelsia Chan  •  Alan Tam

Pairs of best college friends, Shen Jung (Brigitte Lin) and Li Lun-mei (Chelsia Chan); Chen Cheng-hsiung (Chin Han) and Fang Juei (Alan Tam) meet at the tennis courts. Fang Juei likes the ebullient Li Lun-mei, but after hearing the contemplative Cheng-hsiung at a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pai Ching-jui
CAST:  Brigitte Lin  •  Chin Han  •  Chelsia Chan  •  Alan Tam

The Legend of Chu Liu Hsiang (1980)

Taiwanese fantasy / adventure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gu Long
CAST:  Alan Lau  •  Chia-Lin Sun  •  Paul Chang Chung  •  Nancy Yen Nan-See

Taiwanese fantasy / adventure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gu Long
CAST:  Alan Lau  •  Chia-Lin Sun  •  Paul Chang Chung  •  Nancy Yen Nan-See
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