Curse of the Golden Flower

The new movie "Curse of the Golden Flower," set in 10th century China, tells the story of an imperial family with ugly secrets:

"Curse" hits box-office gold
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Curse of the Golden Flower (official website)

2008 UPDATE: This movie is now available on DVD. I have seen it and I thought it was very good. Be warned, it's violent — and a little strange if (like me) you're not used to movies with highly stylized martial-arts sequences — and the plot is hard to follow in places, but it's a vivid and memorable movie, and actress Gong Li gives an excellent performance.

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