Raise the Red Lantern
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Frequently Asked Questions
- How long is Raise the Red Lantern?
- Raise the Red Lantern is 2 hr 5 min long.
- Who directed Raise the Red Lantern?
- Yimou Zhang
- Who is Songlian in Raise the Red Lantern?
- Gong Li plays Songlian in the film.
- What is Raise the Red Lantern about?
- Teenage Songlian (Gong Li), whose family has been devastated by the recent death of her father, becomes the third concubine of wealthy Master Chen (Ma Jingwu). She soon discovers that behind the palatial luxury of life in the master's house, she and her fellow concubines, Zhuoyan (Cao Cuifeng) and Meishan (He Caifei), are pitted against each other in a struggle for his affections. The situation inevitably leads to deception, jealous rages and the revelation of each other's darkest secrets.