Raise the Red Lantern

Da hong deng long gao gao gua
by Zhang Yimou 2h5min China 1991
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Film details

Raise the Red Lantern
by Zhang Yimou

A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.

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  • Li Gong : Songlian
  • Saifei He : Meishan
  • Cuifen Cao : Zhuoyan
  • Jingwu Ma : Le Maitre Chen
  • And with: Kong Lin, Qi Zhao, Shuyuan Jin


  • Director Zhang Yimou
  • Scenario Ni Zhen
  • Original work author Su Tong
  • Photo director Fei Zhao, Lun Yang
  • Set Design Juiping Cao
  • Costume Design Huamiao Tong
  • Sound Lanhua Li
  • Editing Yuan Du
  • Original music Jiping Zhao, Naoki Tachikawa
  • Producer Wenze Zhang
  • Excutive producer Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Fu-Sheng Chiu
  • Production Compagny Century Communications, China Film Co-Production Corporation, ERA International, Salon Films Production
  • Distributor Carlotta Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1991
  • Release date for France12/20/1991
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageChinese
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