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Raise the Red Lantern

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The Third Concubine: Good or bad, it's all playacting. If you act well, you can fool other people; if you do it badly, you can only fool yourself, and when you can't even fool yourself, you just can fool the ghosts. -Raise the Red Lantern

Raise The Red Lantern

Raise the red lantern

Raise the Red Lantern (épouses et concubines).

Raise the Red Lantern..great!"Confucianism formed the basis of Chinese culture when the Han Emperor Wu, who ruled China from 140 to 87 B.C., instituted it as state ideology and orthodoxy (2). Zhang Yimou’s fourth film, Raise the Red Lantern, starring Gong Li, is the last of a trilogy (Red Sorghum [1987] and Judou [1990] are earlier instalments) that is deeply critical of Confucianism and Chinese culture. The film was banned in its home country and never made it to the silver screen in China..."

From Raise The Red Lantern: Third Mistress singing opera. I thought this song sounded very eerie. Another less eerie scene of her singing opera:

Da hong Deng long Gao gao Gua (Raise the Red Lantern)

1991, Raise the Red Lantern, Z. Yimou - C. Jiuping

Raise the Red Lantern. Gong Li.

He Sai Fei (何赛飞) as the haughty Third Mistress in Raise the Red Lantern

A cinematographic masterpiece! Raise the Red Lantern

Epouses et concubines (Raise the Red Lantern), by Zhang Yimou, with Gong Li

Raise the Red Lantern

The Film Sufi: “Raise the Red Lantern” - Zhang Yimou (1991)

Cinemalacrum: Good Or Bad, It's All Playacting: Raise The Red Lantern (1991)

Raise the Red Lantern | Gong Li

Raise the red lantern, Gong Li

Raise the Red Lantern

Raise the Red Lantern: China,1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian (Gong Li) is forced to marry Chen Zuoqian, the lord of a powerful family. Fifty 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.

Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

Raise the Red Lantern.

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Dining room from Raise The Red Lantern