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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Li Gong ... Pan Yuliang
Fang-Tsen Fang-Tsen ... Xiao Lan (as Fang Cen)
Shichang Da ... Wang Shouxin
Tung-Shing Yee ... Pan Zanhua (as Er Dongsheng)
Junxia Gao Junxia Gao ... He Qiong
Zunxia Gao Zunxia Gao ... He Qiong
Hai-Yung Shen ... Pan's 1st wife
Shao Tung Chou ... Xun Wu
Sabine Bail Sabine Bail ... Yuliang's best French friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Debao An Debao An
Chiung-Tzu Chang ... Chief Courtesan
Ming-Yuan Chu Ming-Yuan Chu
Shaoan Dai Shaoan Dai
Kanger Li Kanger Li
Fangwang Lin Fangwang Lin
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Yu-liang leaves a brothel in a small Chinese town, to become the second wife of Mr. Pan. While Pan is away at the revolution in Yunnan, Yu-liang learns to paint and takes art classes at the Shanghai Art Institute, until it is closed for painting nudes. Because she cannot bear him a son, Yu-liang leaves Pan to his first wife, and studies art in Paris, where she wins an award for a nude self-portrait. She returns to join Pan in Nanking in the 1930's, and becomes a Professor until it is discovered that she came from a brothel. She returns to Paris to live the rest of her life there, and finally gains a major exhibition of her work. Written by Will Gilbert

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China | France | Taiwan

Release Date:

30 August 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Soul Haunted by Painting See more »

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The movie is about an escaped prostitute who later becomes an arts professor and a famous artist as well.
6 March 1999 | by Mart-13See all my reviews

It is not a Shakespearean drama, though. But other than usual (stereotypical) Chinese movies, it touches the viewer's heart and mind, proving that good stuff can be done anywhere and anytime, despite the location and difference of ideals.


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