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

Raise the Red Lantern
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8.2 IMDB rating

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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

novel
Ni Zhen

Ni Zhen



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1 year, 11 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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Description: 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, st ... (more)
Release date: 20 December 1991
China (16), Drama (8), 1991 (6), 1990s (5), Chinese (5), Concubine (5), Rivalry (4), Singing (4), Murder (4), Pregnancy (3), Adultery (3), Servant (3), Lantern (3), Tragedy (3), 1920s (3), Tradition (3), Insanity (3), Taiwan (2), Asia (2), Based On Novel (2)
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