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Curse Of The Golden Flower (english review).

Now that director Zhang Yimou had international success with his previous movies Hero and House Of The Flying Daggers, he was able to win old Asian actor stars for his newest production: Gong Li, who we have last seen next to Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx in the Miami Vice movie as well as Chow Yun Fat, who is known for his roles in John Woo‘s classic action movies and through Ang Lee‘s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Curse Of The Golden Flower tells the story of emperor Ping (Chow Yun Fat) and empress Phoenix (Gong Li), who try to finish each other off through various methods. Like in a game of chess follows twist after twist, and as time passes, the audience understands more and more about the connections of the two as well as their three children. While the empress was never able to win the heart of the emperor and thus lives in sadness since years, the first wife of the emperor is seeking revenge. Everyone uses the children to follow their each interests, they are used by the mighty ones like warriors, not like their own breed. The story is too confusing and difficult to write down, […]

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