China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand...

  1. Zhang Yimou


  2. Su Tong


  3. Ni Zhen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gong Li

    Gong Li

    Song Lian

  2. Ma Jingwu

    Ma Jingwu

    Chen Zuo Qian

  3. He Saifei

    He Saifei

    Mei Shan

  4. Cao Cuifen

    Cao Cuifen

    Zhuo Yun

  5. Kong Lin


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Raise the Red Lantern
Raise the Red Lantern


Original Title 大红灯笼高高挂

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 20, 1991


Original Language Chinese

Runtime 2h 5m

Budget -

Revenue -



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