History Film / RaiseTheRedLantern

7th Dec '17 8:45:21 PM Anduryen
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* SceneryPorn: Despite being the Chinese version of a KitchenSinkDrama (it never goes beyond the Chen household's door) the rare shot of the panorama are incredibly beautiful.

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* SceneryPorn: Despite being the Chinese version of a KitchenSinkDrama (it never goes beyond the Chen household's door) the rare shot of the panorama are incredibly beautiful.beautiful, featuring the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiao_Family_Compound Qiao Family Compound]], a real life private palace of traditional Chinese architecture.
4th Aug '17 3:40:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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''Raise The Red Lantern'' is an award-winning 1991 film directed by ZhangYimou and starring Creator/GongLi, in the role that brought her to international attention. It is set in the early 1920s, well before the [[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Communist Party's conquest of the country]].

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''Raise The Red Lantern'' is an award-winning 1991 film directed by ZhangYimou Creator/ZhangYimou and starring Creator/GongLi, in the role that brought her to international attention. It is set in the early 1920s, well before the [[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Communist Party's conquest of the country]].
24th Jul '17 5:11:04 AM chizo
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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Between Songlian and Feipu.
10th Jul '17 7:57:07 AM LadyPedantica
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: Songlian [[BlatantLies "accidentally"]] happens to cut Zhouyun's ear when she was helping to cut her hair. This was the reward for allnthe crap she was putting her through.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: Songlian [[BlatantLies "accidentally"]] happens to cut Zhouyun's ear when she was helping to cut her hair. This was the reward for allnthe all the crap she was putting her through.]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Meishan isn't that bad. [[spoiler: Despite their rocky start, she and Songlian eventually bound.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Meishan isn't that bad. [[spoiler: Despite their rocky start, she and Songlian eventually bound.bond.]]
10th Jul '17 7:54:18 AM LadyPedantica
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on, Songlian finds a locked building with an [[spoiler: abandoned pair of woman's slippers.]] This is where [[spoiler: Meishan is taken to be excuted]] later.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on, Songlian finds a locked building with an [[spoiler: abandoned pair of woman's slippers.]] This is where [[spoiler: Meishan is taken to be excuted]] executed]] later.
22nd Oct '16 5:45:57 AM Morgenthaler
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''Raise The Red Lantern'' is an award-winning 1991 film directed by ZhangYimou and starring Creator/GongLi, in the role that brought her to international attention. It is set in the early 1920s, well before the [[MaoZedong Communist Party's conquest of the country]].

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''Raise The Red Lantern'' is an award-winning 1991 film directed by ZhangYimou and starring Creator/GongLi, in the role that brought her to international attention. It is set in the early 1920s, well before the [[MaoZedong [[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Communist Party's conquest of the country]].
4th Sep '16 8:29:31 AM leraluna
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* CheatingWithTheMilkman: [[spoiler: Meishan has an affair with Dr. Gao, who visits Master Chen regularly.]]



* SecretRelationship: [[spoiler: Meishan and Dr. Gao]]
4th Sep '16 8:24:01 AM leraluna
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* CommonalityConnection: [[spoiler: In their bounding moment, Meishan acknowledges she and Songlian are fellow misfits in an household of proper ladies, since they are a former singer and a former student.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Zhuoyun]] appears to have won the feud with [[spoiler: Meishan and Songlian]] but take a look at PyrrhicVictory .

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Zhuoyun]] appears to have won the feud with [[spoiler: Meishan and Songlian]] but take a look at PyrrhicVictory .PyrrhicVictory.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: Songlian [[BlatantLies "accidentally"]] happens to cut Zhouyun's ear when she was helping to cut her hair. This was the reward for allnthe crap she was putting her through.]]



* OldRetainer
* TheOphelia: Songlian at the film's end.

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* OldRetainer
OldRetainer: And they are very respectful of the GoodOldWays.
* TheOphelia: [[spoiler: Songlian at the film's end.end is shown wandering in her quarters wearing her college clothes]].
4th Sep '16 8:02:00 AM leraluna
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* LoveFatherLoveSon: Songlian is in the film somewhat attracted by Master Chen's eldest son, who is around her age. In the original novel she falls for him.
4th Sep '16 8:00:03 AM leraluna
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: The Second Wife is probably one of the most triumphant examples of this.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: The Second Wife [[spoiler: Zhuoyun]] is probably one of the most triumphant examples of this.this. [[spoiler: She acts nicely with Songlian but is actually plotting her downfall.]]



* EatingLunchAlone: At some point, Songlian pretends to have lunch in her own room.

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* EatingLunchAlone: At some point, Songlian pretends to have orders of having lunch in her own room.room, since she has no wish of spending time with the other wives.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Zhuoyun]] appears to have won the feud with [[spoiler: Meishan and Songlian]] but take a look at PyrricVictory.

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Zhuoyun]] appears to have won the feud with [[spoiler: Meishan and Songlian]] but take a look at PyrricVictory.PyrrhicVictory .



* MoodKiller: There's a RunningGag with Meishan actively finding ways to interrupt Songlian's moment of intimacy with Master Chen.



* PyrricVictory: It would be the case with [[spoiler: Zhuoyun. While she appears to successfully get rid of Meishan and Songlian, at the end of the film Chen brings a new concubine even younger than Songlian. Zhuoyun is the second oldest after the first wife so it's matter of time before she's cast aside for good.]]

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* PyrricVictory: PyrrhicVictory: It very likely would be the case with [[spoiler: Zhuoyun. While she appears to successfully get rid of Meishan and Songlian, at the end of the film Chen brings a new concubine even younger than Songlian. Zhuoyun is the second oldest after the first wife so it's matter of time before she's cast aside for good.]]


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* RedOniBlueOni: The two youngest concubines Meishan and Songlian. Meishan is a brash [[ThePrimadonna primadonna]] and former singer, Songlian is an IceQueen and a former student. They are even pictured in the page image wearing this very colours.
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