About the film
competition romantic rivalry marriage polygamy concubine wealth intrigue oppression 1920s
Raise the Red Lantern
Release Date: December 20, 1991
|Production Companies||:||ERA International, China Film Co-Production Corporation, Century Communications, Salon Films|
|Producers||:||Chiu Fu-Sheng, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wenze Zhang|
|Writers||:||Su Tong, Ni Zhen|
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...