About

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 ar...

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Directed by

Kenji Mizoguchi

Written by

Matsutarô Kawaguchi (Writer)
Yoshikata Yoda (Screenplay)
Masashige Narusawa (Screenplay)
Doe Ching (Screenplay)

Runtime

98 minutes

Country

Japan, Hong Kong

Language

Japanese

Cast

Keywords

tang dynasty revolt empress chinese emperor concubine court intrigue

Lists

#961 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?