Sunday, July 6, 2008

287 REVIEW : ‘ Beyond The Great Wall ‘







‘ Beyond The Great Wall ‘

Cast : Lin Dai , Chao Lei
Director : Li Han-hsiang

Synopsis

During the Han Dynasty, the Emperor selected his concubines through their portraits. Many concubines bribed the artist except one, the tragic legendary beauty Wang Chao-chun. Her portrait was thus being sabotaged and thereafter she suffered in loneliness for three years until one night when she was playing a melancholy note of pipa and caught the Emperor’s attention ….

Rating : 4 stars of 5




2 comments:

Diane said...

王眧君为国家牺牲自己,牺牲爱情,实在领人佩服。林黛演王眧君,演得非常好,实在东人。我提他流泪,提他心酸。这是真实的历史,王眧君是一位烈女,女子在古代也有好大的贡献。

terence said...

The early scenes feature Lin Dai ala The Kingdom & THe Beauty look since these were shot in the late 50s. Personally I prefer her later more sophisticated look ala The Lotus Lamp. There is something missing from this movie that makes it miss being a bonafide classic. What is it?