Search results for "Zhang Yimou"

Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) RT 66% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Mar 2007

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Chow Yun-Fat  •  Gong Li  •  Jay Chou  •  Liu Ye

Hero (2002) RT 95% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2004

One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  •  Maggie Cheung  •  Zhang Ziyi

House of Flying Daggers (2004) RT 88% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2005

In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Takeshi Kaneshiro  •  Zhang Ziyi  •  Dandan Song  •  Andy Lau

Ju Dou (1990) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Feb 2006

A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Romance
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Gong Li  •  Wei Li  •  Li Bao-Tian  •  Ji-an Zheng

Not One Less (1999) RT 95% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Teacher Gao loves the students in his poor village and is devoted to educating them in the hope of their greater futures. When he is called away to tend to his dying mother ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Minzhi Wei  •  Huike Zhang  •  Zhenda Tian  •  Enman Gao

Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Gong Li  •  Ma Jing-Wu  •  Cao Cui-Fen  •  Kong Lin

Red Sorghum (1987)

An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Gong Li  •  Wen Jiang  •  Rujun Ten  •  Ji Liu

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005) RT 80% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2007

Takada, a Japanese fisherman has been estranged from his son for many years, but when the son is diagnosed with terminal cancer his daughter-in-law, Rie, summons him to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuo Furuhata  •  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Ken Takakura  •  Shinobu Terajima  •  Kiichi Nakai  •  Ken Nakamoto

Shanghai Triad (1995)

A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Gong Li  •  Li Bao-Tian  •  Wang Xiaoxiao  •  Li Xue-Jian

The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Gong Li  •  Peiqi Liu  •  Liuchun Yang  •  Kesheng Lei

To Live (1994)

Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Ge You  •  Gong Li  •  Ben Niu  •  Wu Jiang

The Road Home (1999) RT Audience 100%

Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Zhang Ziyi  •  Hao Zheng  •  Yulian Zhao  •  Sun Hong-Lei

Lumière and Company (1995)

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Documentary • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

Happy Times (2000) RT 72% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Dec 2002

Zhao is an old laid-off worker who's dreaming of getting married. After trying unsuccessful proposals, he finally pair off with a gargantuan divorcée with two children. She, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Zhao Benshan  •  Dong Jie  •  Dong Li-Fan  •  Fu Biao

Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)

The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Zhou Dong-Yu  •  Shawn Dou  •  Xi Mei-Juan  •  Li Xue-Jian

The Great Wall (2016) RT Audience 95%

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Matt Damon  •  Pedro Pascal  •  Andy Lau

Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony (2008)

The 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony was held at the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. It began at 8:00 pm China Standard Time (UTC+8) on August 8, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou

The Flowers of War (2011) RT 42% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 2012

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Paul Schneider  •  Ni Ni  •  Tong Dawei

Turandot: At the Forbidden City of Beijing (1999)

Turandot at the Forbidden City is a 1998 live production of Puccini's opera Turandot directed by Zhang Yimou. The opera was performed by Giovanna Casolla, Audrey Stottler, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou  •  Hugo Käch  •  Ruth Käch