Temptress Moon (1996)
"Feng yue" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  13 June 1997 (USA)
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Not far from Shanghai, in a country twon stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Yu Zhongliang
Pang Ruyi
Kevin Lin ...
Pang Duanwu
Saifei He ...
Yu Xiuyi (Zhongliang's Sister)
Shih Chang ...
Li Niangjiu
Liankun Lin ...
Pang An
Hsiang Ting Ko ...
Elder Qi
Yin Tse ...
Boss (as Xian Xie)
David Wu ...
Jie Zhou ...
The Woman of Zephyr Lane
Yemang Zhou ...
Pang Zhengda
Lei Ren ...
Yu Zhongliang (child)
Ying Wang ...
Pang Ruyi (child)
Lin Ge ...
Pang, Duanwu (child)


Not far from Shanghai, in a country twon stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older brother, Zhengda, is addicted as well, and then paralysed and effectively brain-dead. Zhongliang, Zhengda's brother-in-law, is a successful gigolo in Shanghai who seduces married older women and then blackmails them. When Older Master Pang dies, the clan elders makes Ruyi to take over the role as the head of the household. Zhongliang returns to the Pang family on the death of Old Master Pang, re-encounters Ruyi, and they are secretly attracted to each other. Wanting to seem sophisticated, she succumbs to Zhongliang's attempts to seduce her. But in the emotional maelstrom that follows - for the angry, jealous and sexually frustrated sister (Zhengda's wife) is also part of the picture... Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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A seductive new film so provocative it was banned in its own country. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some intense images of sexuality and opium use | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

13 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Temptress Moon  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$66,471 (USA) (13 June 1997)


$1,084,532 (USA) (8 August 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Joan Chen was considered for the role of Pang Ruyi during the project's development. See more »

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The Plot as Strong as The Image
12 December 2003 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

The images are very impressed. The color, the shadow, the depth of field and the framing are excellent. Every individual image is a great picture! Specially in the scene of presenting Ruyi as the master of the family, the soft lens makes Ruyi's white clothes flared, so that it emphasizes her special position in the family as well as her angel image.

We often see the sexual victim as woman. As contrary, this movie describes a male victim from the sex abuse of his sister and his brother-in-law. The tragedy goes deeper when this victim destroys the others and himself.

In summary, this movie is on my collection list.

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