Rank: 81/100 in Top 100 Films Films

Raise the Red Lantern is a Chinese film directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Gong Li and based on the 1990 novel Wives and Concubines by Su Tong. The film noted for its opulent visuals and sumptuous use of colours, is the story of a young woman who becomes one of the concubines of a wealthy man during the Warlord Era.

Movie Synopsis:

China in the 1920s. After her father’s death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand…

Movie details:

  • Original Title: 大红灯笼高高挂
  • Original Language: zh
  • Studio: NA
  • Director: NA
  • Actors: NA
  • Genre: NA
  • Running Time: NA
  • Release Date: 1991-12-20
  • Vote Average: 7.9
  • Popularity: 8.839626
  • Genre: NA
  • Type: DVD
  • ASIN: B000WRYQY2
  • Product Group: DVD
  • Running Time: NA

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