Raise the Red Lantern

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Raise the Red Lantern

competition romantic rivalry marriage polygamy concubine wealth intrigue oppression 1920s

Raise the Red Lantern

Release Date: December 18, 1991

Year    :   1991
Slogan    :   «China, 1920. One Master, Four Wives.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   China Film Co-Production Corporation, ERA International, Century Communications, Salon Films
Director    :   Zhang Yimou
Producers    :   Chiu Fu-Sheng, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wenze Zhang
Writers    :   Su Tong, Ni Zhen
RunTime    :   125 mins.

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.

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