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1,259 Ratings

Raise the Red Lantern

Da hong deng long gao gao gua

Directed by Zhang Yimou
China, 1991
Drama, History


A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.

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Raise the Red Lantern Directed by Zhang Yimou

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1991 | Winner: Silver Lion

Academy Awards

1992 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Stockholm International Film Festival


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