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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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Cast

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
Chiao Chiao ...
Fortune Teller
On-Ling Chow
Gam-Tim Ho
Hao-Chuan Ho
Feng Ku ...
Principal
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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Drama

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16 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

This Day, Previous Life  »

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$123,254 (USA)
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Vengeance of a reincarnated beauty from ancient times.
17 February 2002 | by (Huntington Woods, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Joey Wong is incredibly lovely as a girl who grew up during the Cultural Revolution and was abused because of her beauty, e.g., being raped and then charged with seducing men. Eager to leave China, she marries a wealthy Hong Kong businessman. She is troubled by subliminal impulses, as well as vivid dreams, of an ancient time when, as the Golden Lotus, she was defiled and killed. She senses that, as the reincarnation of the courtesan in her dreams, she will exact revenge on the three men from the ancient past who reappear in her life in China and again in Hong Kong. One dilemma is the would-be hero who lacked the courage to save her in her visions and in her recent life in China.


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