A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »
Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
And Early Production from the Producer/Director of Hero
The movie opens with a wedding scene. The bride hides in waiting for her groom to appear but when the wedding sedan arrives, her betrothed is not inside but a killer who guns down her entire family. As the sole survivor, she spends the next 9 years plotting revenge. This leads her into a liaison with an assassin who falls in love with her. Posing as a married couple, they become acquainted with their mark and his family. Revenge turns out to be less sweet than expected.
This story is a rather touching look at forgiveness despite all the bloodshed.
Wu Chien-Lien (Jacqueline Wu), who earlier appeared in the more famous Eat Drink Man Woman, is gorgeous as always. The movie was produced by Zhang Yimou in the same year he did Red Sorghum.
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