China in the 1920's. After her father's death, 19-year-old Songlian (Gong Li) is forced to marry Chen Zuoqian, the lord of a powerful family. 50-year-old Chen has already three wives, each of them living in separate houses within the great castle. The competition between the wives is tough, as their master's attention carries power, status and privilege. Each night Chen must decide with which wife to spend the night and a red lantern is lit in front of the house of his choice. And each wife schemes and plots to make sure it's hers. ~ IMDb
Chinese title: 大红灯笼高高挂; 大紅燈籠高高掛; Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà
Release year: 1991
Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Gong Li, He Saifei & Cao Cuifen
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