#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – China in the 1920’s. After her father’s death, nineteen year old Songlian is forced to marry Chen Zuoqian, the lord of a powerful family. Fifty year old Chen has already three wives, each of them living in separate houses within the great castle. The competition between the wives is tough, as their master’s attention carries power, status and privilege. Each night Chen must decide with which wife to spend the night and a red lantern is lit in front of the house of his choice. And each wife schemes and plots to make sure it’s hers. However, things get out of hand…
Plot: China in the 1920s. After her father’s death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand…
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Shocking, thought-provoking and very well-made.
I can certainly understand why this film is so critically acclaimed. Raise The Red Lantern is one of the only Chinese movies I’ve seen, but I’ll definitely admit that it’s unusual to see a film this stylistically masterful come out of Hollywood (although it can happen — The Thin Red Line, for example). A lot of what makes this film work is Zhang Yimou’s outstanding directorial style; his use of color against bleak background is especially effective. It’s his hypnotic visuals that keep you interested throughout the slow progression of the story. And the amazing acting by most of the performers doesn’t hurt, either; everything feels completely real.
I think of this as one of those movies that you aren’t supposed to enjoy; it shocks you, and leaves you just as disturbed as, considering the subject matter, you should be. The miserable story of Yan’er, the servant girl, is especially painful to watch, and the same goes for the unfolding of the last few scenes. But I think the fact that I was so unsettled by this movie probably just goes to show how well it gets its points across. And along with the remarkable acting and directing, that’s definitely something to be respected.
Good, but not great
Occasionally, I find that some flicks have ratings so high that I can’t understand WHY the movies have gotten this much positive acclaim. RAISE THE RED LANTERN is one of them. While good, it is not great and is certainly not among the best foreign films (or Chinese films for that matter). Furthermore, it is extremely depressing and left me feeling unfulfilled, though that just goes with the subject matter.
The photography is good, acting is fine–there is NOTHING really negative to say–only that the movie is just slightly above average. This was, by the way, my reaction to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon–another film with excellent reviews that just seemed OKAY.
Original Language zh
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Genre Drama, History, Romance
Director Yimou Zhang
Writer Tong Su, Ni Zhen
Actors Gong Li, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He
Country China, Hong Kong
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 25 wins & 16 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length 3,418 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm