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Raise the Red Lantern (Da hong deng long gao gao gua) (1991)

Raise the Red Lantern
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Li Gong Li Gong
Songlian
Saifei He Saifei He
Meishan (Third Wife)
Cuifen Cao Cuifen Cao
Zhuoyan
Jingwu Ma Jingwu Ma
The Master
Qi Zhao Qi Zhao
Housekeeper
Lin Kong Lin Kong
Yan'er
Shuyuan Jin Shuyuan Jin
Yuru (First Wife)
Weimin Ding Weimin Ding
Songlian's mother


Written by
Su Tong Su Tong
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Ni Zhen Ni Zhen


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4 years, 2 months ago at Sep 18 15:44
It's no secret that Zhang Yimou directs some of the beautiful movies in cinema history. His extensive and vivid use of colour is gorgeous. More than 10 years before he directed his modern-classics, Hero and House of Flying Daggers, Raise the Red Lantern was there. The film has a simple storyline, a restricted location and a great cinematography. Oh, and it also employs beautiful use of colour. Som... read more
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China in the 1920's. After her father's death, nineteen year old Songlian is forced to marry Chen Zuoqian, the lord of a powerful family. Fifty year old Chen has already three wives, each of them living in separate houses within the great castle. The competition between the wives is tough, as their master's attention carries power, status and privilege. Each night Chen must decide with which wife to spend the night and a red lantern is lit in front of the house of his choice. And each wife schemes and plots to make sure it's hers. However, things get out of hand...
Release date: 20 December 1991
Tags: China (18), Drama (8), 1990s (6), 1991 (6), Concubine (5), Chinese (5), Singing (4), Murder (4), Rivalry (4), Adultery (3), Servant (3), Pregnancy (3), 1920s (3), Tragedy (3), Tradition (3), Lantern (3), Taiwan (3), Insanity (3), Hong Kong (2), Concubines (2)
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