Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

Curse of the Golden Flower
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 54mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Romance, Foreign, Period
Keywords epic, martial arts, royalty, stage play
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Yee Chung-man Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Tam Ying Kwan Hair n/a 120794 13000002
Chau Siu-Mui Hair n/a 120794 13000003
Zong Minxuan Art Director n/a 183 9000006
Dong Chengguang Art Director n/a 183 9000005
Zhao Bin Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Wei Xinhua Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Sun Hongwu Art Director n/a 183 9000004
Emily Lin Hair n/a 120794 13000004
Man Yun Ling Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Li Cai Stunt Coordinator Martial Arts Supervisor 120804 19000002
Angela Barson Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Frankie Chung Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000002
Tony Ching Stunt Coordinator Action Director 120804 19000001
Wang Juhong Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000003
Liu Jianping Makeup n/a 353 13000006
Tao Jing Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Tao Jing Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000002
Huo Tingxiao Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Shigeru Umebayashi Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Ni Dahong Actor Imperial Doctor 1 1000007
Li Man Actor Chan 1 1000008
Zhang Yimou Director n/a 2 2000001
Qin Junjie Actor Prince Yu 1 1000006
Jay Chou Actor Prince Jai 1 1000005
Gong Li Actor The Empress 1 1000002
Liu Ye Actor Crown Prince Wan 1 1000003
Chen Jin Actor Imperial Doctor's Wife 1 1000004
Bill Kong Producer n/a 3 3000001
Zhang Weiping Producer n/a 3 3000002
Liu Guonan Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Zhao Xiaoding Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Cheng Long Editor n/a 172 7000001
Cao Yu Source Material (from play: "Thunderstorm") 120786 4000005
Bian Zhihong Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000004
Zhang Zhenyan Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Zhang Yimou Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000002
Wu Nan Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000003
Chow Yun-Fat Actor The Emperor 1 1000001
China, Later Tang Dynasty, 10th Century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai. His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan, the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, Prince Jai, the faithful son, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. Could she be headed down an ominous path? The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans; the Imperial Doctor is the only one privy to his machinations. When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctor's family from the Palace to a remote area. While they are en route, mysterious assassins attack them. Chan and her mother, Jiang Shi are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises. Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace. Who is behind this brutal rebellion? Where do Prince Jai's loyalties lie? Between love and desire, is there a final winner? Against a moonlit night, thousands of chrysanthemum blossoms are trampled as blood spills across the Imperial Palace.