10,000 BC

Raise the Red Lantern(1991)
"China, 1920. One master, four wives."
Li Gong Songlian
Caifei He Meishan (Third Wife)
Cuifen Cao Zhuoyan (Second Wife)
Jingwu Ma The Master
Qi Zhao Housekeeper
Lin Kong Yan'er
Jin Shuyuan Yuru (First Wife)
Ding Weimin Songlian's mother
Cao Zhengyin Old servant
Zhihgang Cui Dr. Gao
Chu Xiao Feipu
Baotian Li (uncredited)
Producer: Fu-Sheng Chiu
Writer: Su Tong,Ni Zhen
I don't care what anyone says, this film belongs in the top 10 films of the 90s worldwide...the story, the implicit attacks on the Communist regime, cinematography, direction, and acting (Gong Li was superb) coelesced into one extraordinary piece of cinema magic that transcends both cultural and language differences. The film was so refreshing and exciting for me, yet it was also quite a dark film. Not a lot of "conventional action", instead, the intensity of the film comes from the actor's and their emotions. A very powerful film, and disturbing one at that. Job well done...Zhang Yimou was brilliant with this one. If you're a lover of great cinema, then this is a must. I'm already hounding at Criterion to take on this film.

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Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 7.9
Musician: Naoki Tachikawa
Running time: 125 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [Chinese]
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