A film by Kaige Chen
Starring You Ge, Xueqi Wang and Xiaoming Huang

A film from the director of Farewell My Concubine and The Emperor and the Assassin.

For generations, the Zhao family has wielded power until their mortal enemy Tu’an Gu (Wang Xue Qi), determined to wipe out their influence forever, ) slaughters the entire Zhao clan.

However, one Zhao baby survives, hidden by Cheng Ying (Ge You), the doctor who delivered him. Set on revenge, Cheng Ying enrolls the Zhao orphan into the service of the Tu’an Gu household, plotting to use him as an instrument of vengeance when he comes of age. As the day of reckoning draws closer, so too does Tu’an’s discovery of the boy’s true identity.

A classical historical drama of grand passions and humanity. —Maggie Lee, The Hollywood Reporter

A welcome return to form for Chen Kaige. —Leslie Felperin, Variety


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