Movie: Raise the Red Lantern 大红灯笼高高挂

Submitted by Scott on 09 June, 2014 16:38

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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.

10 June, 2014 04:46

I watched this movie in class about five years ago and I thought it was pretty good. It helped to have a teacher who could explain things and there were plenty of things to discuss in the movie. This is really a classic, so there's plenty of information and analysis of this movie online if you don't have a teacher around.