Raise the Red Lantern (simplified Chinese: 大红灯笼高高挂; traditional Chinese: 大紅燈籠高高掛; pinyin: Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà) is a 1991 film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li.
Set in the 1920s, the film tells the story of a young woman who becomes one of the four wives of a wealthy man during the Warlord Era. There is a lot of infighting, jealousy and backstabbing amongst the wives. If this film doesn't make you think polygamy is a bad idea nothing will. The film was banned in China for a period. Great acting and cinematography.
Another classic of Chinese cinema.