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Curse of the Golden Flower

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Curse of the Golden Flower

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
114 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/21/06
performer:
Gong Li, Chow Yun-Fat
director:
Zhang Yimou
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Zhang Yimou

We gave it a B

Boy, is there ever ominous buildup in the lavish Curse of the Golden Flower from Zhang Yimou (Hero). Gong’s scheming Empress dons a bejeweled hair comb? Cue the chorus of tenors! Chow’s treacherous Emperor approaches his steam bath? Bang those drums! But for all the portentousness, there are few surprises in what boils down to a tale of betrayal in a 10th-century imperial family.
EXTRAS In a behind-the-scenes featurette, Chow playfully cops to a schoolboy crush: ”I like Gong Li very much. Very much.” B

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