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Pan Jin Lian zhi qian shi jin sheng (1989)

Not Rated | | Drama | 16 February 1990 (USA)
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... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Joey Wang ...
Lotus
Wilson Lam ...
Wu Lung
Lap-Man Tan ...
Simon Hsiao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chui-Ling Chan
Fung-Bing Chan
Lap Ban Chan ...
Wu Ta's Great Grandmother
Si-Ngai Chan ...
Young Lotus
Fung-na Cheung
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Fortune Teller
On-Ling Chow
Gam-Tim Ho
Hao-Chuan Ho
Feng Ku ...
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Mo-Fan Kwok
Ling-Mei Lai
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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.

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A tale of ancient cruelty and modern revenge.

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16 February 1990 (USA)  »

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This Day, Previous Life  »

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$123,254 (USA)
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Beauty that lasts many lifetimes...
4 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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