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Princess Yang Kwei-fei ()

Yôkihi (original title)
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In eighth century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the... See more »

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Princess Yang Kwei-fei
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Emperor Xuan Zong
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An Lushan
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Kao Li-hsi
Eitarô Ozawa ...
Yang Kuo-chung (as Sakae Ozawa)
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Princess Yen-chun
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Hung-tao
Bontarô Miake ...
Chen-Hsuan-li
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Li Lin-fu
Kinzô Shin ...
Servant
Osamu Maruyama ...
Li Kuei-nien
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Yang Hsien
Chieko Murata ...
Lu-hua
Michiko Ai ...
Honghua
Noboru Kiritachi ...
Cuihua
Rieko Himeji
Yoshiko Kusunoki
Yasuko Kawakami
Fujio Harumoto
Tatsuo Hanabu
Tadashi Itô
Kenji Tani
Yûzô Hayakawa
Yasushi Sugita
Manabu Morita
Yoshio Takee
Gai Harada
Akira Natsuki
Shizuo Chûjô
Akira Naoki
Keiko Miyashiro
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Chengfei (uncredited)

Directed by

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Kenji Mizoguchi

Written by

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Ching Doe ... (screenplay) and
Matsutarô Kawaguchi ... (screenplay) and
Yoshikata Yoda ... (screenplay) and
Masashige Narusawa ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Masaichi Nagata ... producer
Run Run Shaw ... producer

Music by

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Fumio Hayasaka

Cinematography by

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Kôhei Sugiyama

Film Editing by

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Kanji Suganuma

Editorial Department

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Shigeki Honma ... assistant colorist
Tatsuyuki Yokota ... colorist

Art Direction by

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Hiroshi Mizutani

Set Decoration by

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Dai Arakawa
Iwao Iwami

Costume Design by

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Tsugio Tôgô

Makeup Department

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Masao Makino ... makeup artist
Umeka Shinozaki ... hair stylist
Takesaburô Yamamoto ... wigmaker

Production Management

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Kiichi Satake ... executive in charge of production
Takeo Shirakawa ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Yasuzô Masumura ... assistant director
Mitsuo Murayama ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Taijirô Gotô ... assistant art director (as Taijiro Goto)
Kamezô Ishida ... set designer
Kenroku Katsumata ... props
Shigeo Mano ... assistant art director
Yoshitarô Nakamura ... background artist
Toshio Takazu ... props producer

Sound Department

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Kisaburô Aida ... sound recordist
Katsutarô Hanaoka ... sound effects editor (as Katsujirô Hanaoka)
Kunio Hashimoto ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Heizô Honda ... camera operator
Shôzô Kanaya ... decorative illumination (as Shôgo Kanaya)
Koichi Kubota ... gaffer
Isamu Shiina ... still photographer
Nobunori Yamaguchi ... lighting technician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Yoshio Ueno ... costume producer

Other crew

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Ayako Irie ... archivist
Renko Mihashi ... dance supervisor
Hiroaki Okumura ... stage manager
Otojirô Sakane ... garden
Lu Shihoahou ... historical advisor
Matsuo Ôkubo ... movement director

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In eighth century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the court. General An Lushan finds a distant relative working in their kitchen whom they groom to present to the Emperor. The Emperor falls in love with her and she becomes the Princess Yang Kwei-fei. The Yangs are then appointed important ministers, though An Lushan is not given the court position he covets. The ministers misuse their power so much that there is a popular revolt against all the Yangs, fueled by An Lushan. Written by Will Gilbert

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Taglines From the Pool of the Maidens...Long-Ago Cathay...A Serving Girl Too Beautiful to be True...Step Into History...In a Story Too Beautiful to Miss...A Magnificent New Film from Japan! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Joeng Gwaifei (Hong Kong, Cantonese title)
  • Princess Yang Kwei-fei (World-wide, English title)
  • Princess Yang Kwei-fei (United States)
  • L'impératrice Yang Kwei-Fei (France)
  • La emperatriz Yang Kwei Fei (Spain)
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  • 98 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia This was the only foreign language film released in the United States by Buena Vista Film Distribution (owned by Walt Disney Productions) See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975). See more »

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