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Strongly influenced by the play Thunderstorm by Cau Yu, Curse of the Golden Flower tells the story of family, forbidden love, and betrayal in the Imperial Court in ancient China. In 928 A.D, on the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai. His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan, the Imperial Doctor´s daughter. Meanwhile, Prince Jai, the faithful son, grows worried over the Empress´s health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. Could she be headed on an ominous path? Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 21, 2006
  • Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,671 users)
  • Ranked: #4974
  • Popularity: #4609
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Kawaikochan
15 people found this review helpful
May 14, 2011
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 6.0
This is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. And I mean visually stunning. Each frame is like a picture. The colors are well balanced and vibrant. Liberties are taken with historical accuracy, in order to present this atmosphere that blends fantasy and realistic history. It features wonderfully performed music that fits its "fantastical history" feel. The story line is melodramatic, but I think that would appeal to us drama addicts :)

Yun-Fat Chow does an amazing job of inviting you in to his character while keeping a cool and aloof distance. Li Gong does well as the Empress, but the rest of the cast is unmemorable.



In a nutshell: Visually appealing if you like bright, ornate visuals, but may be too flashy for some. The story is melodramatic which can sometimes be boring.

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MochiMin
7 people found this review helpful
Jan 7, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
This movie is well loved by me and my family. Because this movie is filled with action and suspense. The movie has an awesome chain of events that lead to an equally awesome ending. Well in reality the ending is controversial to me because I loved it but I also thought of a different one that could have been equally as awesome maybe even a little better. Not many people watch this movie maybe because it may not sound like much but if you see it I guarantee you will love it and watch it again and again.
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  • Movie: Curse of the Golden Flower
  • Country: China
  • Release Date: Dec 21, 2006
  • Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 1,671 users)
  • Ranked: #4974
  • Popularity: #4609
  • Watchers: 2,635

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