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Princess Yang Kwei-fei

7.6
937
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Original title
Yôkihi
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Masashige Narusawa, Yoshikata Yoda, Ching Doe
Music
Fumio Hayasaka
Cinematography
Kohei Sugiyama
Cast
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Producer
Daiei Studios / Shaw Brothers
Genre
Drama | 8th Century
Synopsis / Plot
In eighth century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the court. General An Lushan finds a distant relative working in their kitchen whom they groom to present to the Emperor. The Emperor falls in love with her and she becomes the Princess Yang Kwei-fei. The Yangs are then appointed important ministers, though An Lushan is not given the court position he covets. The ministers misuse their power so much that there is a popular revolt against all the Yangs, fueled by An Lushan.
Awards
1955: Venice: Nominated for Golden Lion
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