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a Chinese - "who's afraid of Virginia Wolf",
This review is from: Curse of the Golden Flower (DVD)
A love story similar to Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf. The victims of the emperor and empress are themselves and their children, and at the end - all that they have left is each other. The plot is very complicated and somewhat difficult to follow, and it has many twists and turns and much that is surprising and unexpected. Great script!
Chow Yun Fat is one of China's greatest actors. The film has a cast of thousands and thousands and then some - China does huge spectacle like no one else ever has. The film is incredibly beautiful: the Chinese landscapes, the sets, the costumes, the music, and all of the details. I have watched this film many times - and it is best in Chinese with subtitles - and there is always more to see. I would really enjoy seeing it on the big screen in a theater. No screen would be too big for this movie.