FENGYUE (1996)

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  • FENG YUE Alternative
  • TEMPTRESS MOON Alternative


Opening in 1911 when Imperial China became a republic, and moving forward to the 1920s, the story is told of a young boy Zhongliang, taken in and treated almost as a servant by a wealthy branch of the family. He falls for his young cousin, Ruyi, before running away to Beijing to make a new life. By the 1920s, family circumstances have greatly changed; Ruyi has become unofficial head of the decaying family and Zhongliang has become a successful gigolo in Shanghai. When his boss urges him to revisit his family, an obsessive love affair develops between Zhongling and Ruyi.

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