Added by on 2014-10-06


Documentary  (1939)  220 minutes ~ Black & White

Empress Wu rose to power after the decline of the Tang Dynasty and ruled at a time when women were still shackled by tradition and a patriarchal social structure. From 605 to 750 A.D., she founded the Zhou Dynasty. This film traces her reentry into the Imperial Palace as a favored concubine, her rise to power and her dalliances with her lovers, the Zhang brothers, who later conspire to remove her from the throne.

Director:  Peilin Fang

Stars:  Hong Bai,  Lanjun Gu,  Langen Han,  Naishuang Huang,  Xiucen Yin,  Zhizhi Zhang