Pavilion of women [electronic resource] / Silver Dreams Productions, a Luo Yan production, a co-production with Bejing Film Studio in association with China Film Co-Production Corp ; producer, Luo Yan ; screenplay writers, Lou Yan, Paul R. Collins ; director Yim Ho.
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 115 min.)) : sd., col.
- Publisher: [United States]: Universal Pictures , 2001.
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Directed by Yim Ho.
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Willem Dafoe, Luo Yan, Shek Sau, John Cho, Yi Ding, Koh Chieng Mun, Anita Loo.
In 1938, with Communist rebels on the rise in China and Imperial Japan intent upon expanding its rule, Lord Wu (Shek Sau) is a feudal leader who rules both his community and his family with an iron fist. But his wife, Madame Wu (Luo Yan), has grown weary of her husband's dominance. With her son (John Cho) 18 and engaged to be married, Madame Wu sees her responsibilities to her family all but complete, and breaks with tradition to have a young concubine brought into the household. Free from sexual obligations to her husband, Madame Wu finds herself falling in love with a European missionary (Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe)-- but her new freedom comes at a cost greater than she could ever imagine. Beautiful and inspiring, don't miss this epic based on a Pearl S. Buck novel.
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