Thursday, February 26, 2009

Raise the Red Lantern

64th Academy Awards: Best Foreign Film Nominee
Raise the Red Lantern (大紅燈籠高高掛)
Hong Kong
Directed by Zhang Yimou

Plot: 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... (Written by Mattias Pettersson)

Theme: Drama, Family Relations

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