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- Movie: Raise the Red Lantern
- Chinese: 大红灯笼高高挂 (Da hong deng long gao gao gua)
- Director: Zhang Yimou
- Writer: Su Tong (novel), Ni Zhen
- Producer: Hsiao-hsien Hou , Wenze Zhang, Fu-Sheng Chiu
- Cinematographer: Fei Zhao
- Original Music: Jiping Zhao
- Release Date: September 10, 1991
- Runtime: 125 min.
- Language: Mandarin
- Country: China
In a Chinese town in the 1920’s, four wives in a polygamous marriage jockey for
what limited power is available to them within a claustrophobic and patriarchal household.
Issues of class, gender and sexual hierarchies, and questions about the role of history versus fate
emerge in the increasingly tension-filled atmosphere of this marital hothouse, where servants
who are keenly aware of rank and status also act to resist and perpetuate the traditions of the
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