Up 52,330 this week

Tian guo ni zi (1994)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 179 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 5 critic

Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.


0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 04 Jun 2011
a list of 26 titles
created 4 months ago
a list of 995 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Tian guo ni zi" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Tian guo ni zi (1994)

Tian guo ni zi (1994) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tian guo ni zi.
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview:
Gaowa Siqin ...
Chung-Hua Tou ...
Guan Jian
Jingwu Ma ...
Zi Wei ...
Shu Zhong ...
Young Son
Li Hu ...


Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother. Written by L.H. Wong <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery


See all certifications »




Release Date:

15 May 1996 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Traitorous Prince  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A wonderfully unspectacular film from China
2 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This was a very good movie about a son who suspects that his mother may have had a hand in the death of his father ten years earlier. It's unclear if he is driven by his conscience or revenge (I think even the character doesn't know why), but he decides to go to the police to report his suspicion.

The film is told with the effective use of flashbacks as the young man relays the details of his father's death to the stoic police chief. There are numerous twists and turns in the plot leaving the final outcome difficult to guess. It moves along slowly, unraveling little pieces of the puzzle, so it will require a little patience. The film poses interesting moral questions without heavy-handedly coming down on any side.

The performances are worthy all around, but especially Gaowa Siqin, as the mother. Definitely recommended, especially if you are a fan of Chinese films. It doesn't have the pizazz and magnificence of some of Zhang Yimou's work, but it's engaging little story makes it well worth checking out.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tian guo ni zi (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: