Temptation of a Monk (1993)

09/15/1993 (CA) DramaRomance 1h 58m
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Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded. The crown prince is murdered by one of his brothers who then becomes emperor. Shi retreats to a monastery, perhaps to hide, perhaps to plan a coup. When his loyal troops as well as the princess he desires are slain, he seeks refuge in a remote, abandoned monastery where an aged abbot schools him with practical, earthy teachings. The emperor's forces pursue Shi: first a woman, then a general seek to overpower him with lust and might. Over the course of the film, the reds of battle give way to blues of meditation.

  1. Lilian Lee

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Clara Law


  3. Eddie Fong


Top Billed Cast

  1. Joan Chen

    Joan Chen

    Princess Hong-e - Scarlet / Qing-shou - Violet

  2. Hsing-kuo Wu

    General Shi Yan-sheng / Jing-yi

  3. Zhang Fengyi

    Zhang Fengyi

    General Huo Da

  4. Michael Lee

    The Abbot

  5. Lisa Lu

    Lisa Lu

    Shi's Mother

  6. Teddy Robin

    Teddy Robin


Full Cast & Crew

Temptation of a Monk

Original Title 誘僧

Status Released

Original Language Chinese

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