About the film
adultery drowning sadism murder accidental death modern china technicolor abuse spouse abuse illicit love patricide
Release Date: April 21, 1990
|Slogan||:||«An Erotic Tale of Forbidden Passion.»|
|Production Companies||:||China Film Co-Production Corporation|
|Director||:||Zhang Yimou, Yang Fengliang|
|Producers||:||Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Wenze Zhang, Hu Jian|
A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed in glowing technicolour, this tale of romantic and familial love in the face of unbreakable tradition is more universal than its setting.