A woman (Joey Wang) is cursed with beauty in China and becomes prey for men. Raped by the prefect of her ballet school and sent to work camp, she escapes to decadent Hong Kong by marrying a...
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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 ... See full summary »
19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
A woman (Joey Wang) is cursed with beauty in China and becomes prey for men. Raped by the prefect of her ballet school and sent to work camp, she escapes to decadent Hong Kong by marrying a wealthy banker. She finds herself drawn to sadomasochistic affairs and in flashbacks discovers she is the reincarnation of a famous courtesan of ancient China.
I first saw this film in San Francisco when I was working in a movie theater and have fell in love with it ever since. In ancient times, Lotus wants revenge for the wrongs that were done to her and she gets her wish. Flash many years later in China, a young woman has visions that she IS the reincarnation of Lotus, and many events in her life mirrors what happened to her in her previous life. Also, many of the people involved in her life look a lot like the people in the past. Will the past repeat itself? Will she go down the same path as before in her last life? It is a haunting beautiful film and worth owning. You really won't mind the subtitles at all because the film tells the story VERY well.
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