Sunday, March 1, 2009

Curse of the Golden Flower - 滿城盡帶黃金甲

Curse of the Golden Flower (滿城盡帶黃金甲) is 2006 film starring Chow Yun-fat, Gong Li, and Jay Chau (周潤發, 鞏俐, 周杰倫) and directed by Zhang Yimou.

The story is based on the imperial family of which Chow, Gong Li, and Jay belong to. The politics of being trapped to your confines. The family dynamics and the little secrets everyone has.

The wuxia elements were much more limited in this production than with other Zhang Yimou productions.

It was quite strange to see Chow Yun-Fat in a this role. Chow is the gambler and an assassin. Not a emperor.

Over all, I wasn't sure what to expect from the movie and it was underwhelming.

You can rent it via Netflix.

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