By Allyssa Lee
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:57 AM EDT
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Pavilion of Women

D+
type
  • Movie

Or, Not Another Tacky Chinese Period Piece. Willem Dafoe goes the standard round-eye route as a not-so-celibate Western priest who runs an orphanage in 1938 prerevolution China. The fireworks — and platitudes — fly when the repressed Madame Wu (Luo Yan) falls under his tutelage. Adapted from a Pearl S. Buck novel, the utterly predictable melodrama’s only feat is that it manages to reduce every staple of Asian drama to cliche.

Pavilion of Women

type
  • Movie
mpaa
director
  • Yim Ho

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