Thursday, December 14, 2006

Curse of the Golden Flower (2006 film)


Curse of the Golden Flower (刘小满城尽带黄金甲) is a 2006 Chinese wuxia-fantasy film directed by Zhang Yimou (张艺谋)


  • Movie: Curse of the Golden Flower  / 刘小满城尽带黄金甲 (2006)
  • Aka  : The City of Golden Armor / 刘小满城尽带黄金甲 (2006)
  • Director: Zhang Yimou (张艺谋)
  • Producer: Zhang Yimou (张艺谋) , Bill Kong (江志强) , Zhang Weiping (张伟平) , Zhang Zhenyan (张震燕) 
  • Writer: Zhang Yimou (张艺谋) , Wu Nan (吴楠)
  • Cinematography : Zhao Xiaoding (赵小丁) 
  • Original Music : Shigeru Umebayashi (梅林茂) 
  • Production Designer : Huo Tingxiao (霍廷霄) 
  • Costume Designer : Hai Chung-Man (奚仲文) 
  • Choreographer : Ching Siu-Tung (程小东)
  • Genre :wuxia , fantasy
  • Release Date : December 14 , 2006
  • Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics
  • Running Time :
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Country: China 
  • Budget : 45 million USD 
  • Box Office : 79 million USD 


Lavish historical drama directed by Zhang Yimou. During the latter days of the Tang Dynasty in 10th-century China, the Emperor (Chow Yun-Fat) returns home from war unexpectedly along with his son Prince Jai (Jay Chou). But while the Empress (Gong Li) is happy to see her son, her reception of her husband is less cordial - their marriage has been an unhappy one for many years and in the Emperor's absence she has taken her step-son, Crown Prince Wan (Liu Ye) as a lover. In frustration, the Emperor orders the Imperial doctor (Ni Dahong) to secretly drug the Empress and render her insane. But the situation is further complicated by the doctor's daughter, with whom the Crown Prince secretly wishes to elope. As the family's entangled motives lead inevitably towards violence and retribution, their youngest member, Prince Yu (Qin Junjie), struggles to bring peace to the royal household.




  • 26th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2007 (Best Actress - Gong Li ) 
  • 26th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2007 (Best Art Direction - Huo Tingxiao )
  • 26th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2007 (Best Costume Design - Hai Chung-Man ) 
  • 26th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2007 (Best Original Song - Chrysanthemum Flower Bed - Jay Chou )






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