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Rent Pavilion of Women (2001)

3.0 of 5 from 58 ratings
1h 51min
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1938. Madame Wu (Luo Yan) has just turned 40 years old and has grown weary of her husband's dominance. Now that her children are grown up, she yearns to expand her intellectual horizons - so, in violation of traditional custom, she arranges for a young peasant girl to be brought into the household as Lord Wu's concubine. Madame Wu relishes her new-found freedom and begins taking lessons with her son, learning English from a kind American missionary, Brother Andre (Willem Dafoe). She soon finds herself falling for the compassionate stranger, as circumstances cause both her household and China itself to explode into chaos.
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Universal Pictures
Drama, Romance
China, Drama, Romance
Release Date:
Run Time:
111 minutes
English, German
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1

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Reviews (2) of Pavilion of Women

A Good Story - Pavilion of Women review by Swambi

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The film features some fantastic shots of the Chinese countryside, moving insights into the culture in pre-war China and a fair amount of action towards the end, as the Japanese invade. Well acted, although a couple of the action sections weren't that convincing.

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Slight Glimpse of Feminism amonsgt the Dross - Pavilion of Women review by JS

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Totally cheesy film with very poor dialogue, for some completely unexplained reason spoken in English when all but one of the characters are Chinese! However beneath all the schmaltz there is a feminist overtone, which is quite encouraging, and a male character who quite rightly questions his mothers appalling behaviour towards a young peasant girl. Hence two stars instead of one.

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