“Curse of the Golden Flower” is directed by famous Chinese director Zhang YiMou, and have a strong cast of international superstars like Chow Yun Fat, Gong Li and Jay Chou.

Curse of the Golden Flower, Chow Yun Fat and Gong Li

The story is based on epic Chinese novel “Lei Yu” (means Thunderstorm in Chinese) by Cao Yu. The story plots on love and conflict between two family, and trust me, it’s more dramatic than “Romeo and Juliet.”

Director Zhang made some changes to the story, including the shift on timeline to Tang Dynasty and the character background.

Chow Yun Fat is playing as emperor, pop star Jay Chou is playing as a general, and I think Gong Li is playing as the queen that betrays Chow.

I always like Zhang’s directed movies, sometimes he can be a bit boring, but he always managed to show something special in his movies, and he’s absolute A class in artistry.

Hope that this movie is a good one as well, it’s started its preshow in Beijing, and should premiere to public in a month or two.

Jay Chou as a general in Curse of the Golden Flower, looks a bit weird..
Curse of the Golden Flower, Jay Chou

[images courtesy of jmnews.com.cn]


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