|Director: Zhang Yimou, Zhao Fei
||Writer: Su Tong, Ni Zhen
|Run time: 125 minutes
||Release date: 1991-12-20
|Floor location: Foreign
|Production Countries: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
|Spoken Languages: 普通话
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...