Sunday, July 6, 2008

287 REVIEW : ‘ Beyond The Great Wall ‘

‘ Beyond The Great Wall ‘

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


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


Diane said...


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?