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Temptation of a Monk

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1993
  • Clara Law
  • 118 mins
  • 18

Summary

Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded. The crown prince is murdered by one of his brothers who then becomes emperor. Shi retreats to a monastery, perhaps to hide, perhaps to plan a coup. When his loyal troops as well as the princess he desires are slain, he seeks refuge in a remote, abandoned monastery where an aged abbot schools him with practical, earthy teachings. The emperor's forces pursue Shi: first a woman, then a general seek to overpower him with lust and might. Over the course of the film, the reds of battle give way to blues of meditation.

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Credits

Cast

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Princess ScarletJoan Chen
General ShiWu Hsin-Ku
Huo DaZhang Fengyi
Old abbotMichael Lee
Shi's motherLisa Lu

Crew

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DirectorClara Law

Details

Languages
Chinese
Formats
Colour
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