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Lady of the Dynasty (2015)

Wang chao de nu ren: Yang Gui Fei (original title)
The tragic story of a Tang Dynasty imperial consort who was the favorite of the Emperor Xuanzong.


Shiqing Cheng (as Shiqing), Yimou Zhang (co-director)


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Credited cast:
Bingbing Fan ... Yang Gui Fei
Joan Chen ... Consort Wu (as Chong Chen)
Shun Oguri
Leon Lai ... Emperor Tang Xuanzong
Zhang Wen ... General (Guest star)
Jing Ning ... Consort Mei
Chun Wu ... Li Mao
Yue Wu ... Prince Li Ying
Baoguo Chen ... Imperial Physician (Guest star)
Steve Boergadine ... Tacitus, Lead Byzantine Envoy
Gang Wu ... Gao Lishi
Sam Voutas ... Deputy Byzantine Envoy
Yi Qin ... (Guest star)
Carol McFadden Carol McFadden ... Lady Wong
Yu Yuan Yu Yuan ... Second wife of Prince Li Mao


Yang Yuhuan is a wife of Prince Li Mao and the Emperor Tang Ming Huang's daughter-in-law. When Prince Li's mother, Wu commits suicide after her conspiracy against the Emperor fails, Yang is abandoned and is given to the Emperor in exchange for the crown prince. Their affection grew through the political struggle and living together in the palace. But their happiness and good days do not last long when the Lushan Rebellion breaks out.

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Drama | History | Romance


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China | South Korea | Japan


Mandarin | English

Release Date:

30 July 2015 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Yang Gui Fei See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Both Shun Oguri and Chun Wu have played the same character from the Japanese manga "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e." Although, Shun Oguri played the Japanese "Izumi Sano" and Chun Wu played the Taiwanese "Zuo Yi Quan." See more »


Version of Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955) See more »


Wo zhi shi man man zou yuan
Music by San Bao
Lyrics by Tao Chen
Performed by Diamond Zhang
[Promotion Song]
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Almost not one sympathetic character on the screen
1 February 2018 | by anthonysperaSee all my reviews

Kings. Aren't they great? We should go back to the days of dynasty and emperors! Are you the king? Do you think your sons wife is sexy? Give him a new wife and take her for your own, cause, why not? Are you one of the kings many concubines / sons / followers? Make promises and alliances and break them as you wish to further your own ends, cause, why not?

After watching this movie, I had not one shred of respect for any of the characters who are all self serving and mostly insane. Is this a Chinese problem? Of course not. Go back and read the history of the Roman Empire or the British Empire. This story has played out for as long as someone has said, "Long Live The King! (or in this case, Emperor)".

People lie, cheat, murder and steal to keep their place or get what they want and no amount of nice background music or setting up of events to gain sympathy for the characters made me like them. The Emperor is a pig and his words mean nothing. He disposes of people because his libido tells him to and that's about it.

The main character is the new concubine, who could get some sympathy in the story, being, as she is, fairly powerless to get what she wants out of life, and, of course, not going along with the wishes of the king (emperor) will simply get you killed.

If you want to be depressed and hate people, watch this movie.

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