Wang Fo, the greatest master of medieval China, aided by his assistant who has given up everything to follow him, desperately seeks aesthetic perfection. A day comes when he thinks he has achieved it. But his genius arouses both the curiosity and the jealousy of the Emperor. Wang Fo will be able to escape the Emperor's vindictiveness only by going to the end of his talent.
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Based on a short story by Marguerite Yourcenar from the collection "Oriental Tales". See more
You ask me what you have done, Wang-Fô. As others' poison finds its way into us through our nine openings, to confront you with the wrongs you have done, I have to tell you my life story.