Cinematic Macau is the ideal movie backdrop

The exterior of the Hotel Lisboa in Macau.
The exterior of the Hotel Lisboa in Macau.PHOTO: HOTEL LISBOA
The Parisian Macao Reception.
The Parisian Macao Reception.PHOTO: SANDS MACAU

Macau has been an appealing backdrop of different film genres through the decades - romantic comedies, action thrillers, mafia-themed plots and more.

The former Portuguese colony is often a stand-in for old Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, given the nostalgia evoked by its places and spaces, left in their original state from the 1950s.

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