• Release Date: December 21, 2006
  • Run Time: 1 hr 54 min
  • Rating: R - violence
  • Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou
  • Director: Zhang Yimou
  • Genre: Action/Adventure, Art House/Foreign, Drama, Romance

Synopsis: In the spirit of such landmark Asian films as Akira Kurosawa's Ran from Japan and Zhang Yimou's own Hero and House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower promises to be Zhang Yimou's most colorful and biggest production to date, fusing high drama and romantic intrigue with the best of contemporary martial arts. The plot concerns the volatile balance of power between the King (Chow Yun Fat) and the Queen (Gong Li) and his three sons, which entails betrayal, deceit and passion, pitting the King against Queen and father against sons.