Temptress Moon (1996)

Director
Chen Kaige

Main cast
Leslie Cheung; Gong Li; Kevin Lin; He Saifei; Shih Chang

Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romance

Description
Set in the decadent 1920s, Temptress Moon tells the very complicated story of a wealthy family living on the outskirts of Shanghai. Their youngest daughter, Ruyi, is brought up as a servant to her opium-addicted father and brother. Meanwhile, her brother-in-law Zhongliang has a successful, if illegal, career seducing and blackmailing married women in the city. When he comes to Ruyi's home the two fall in love, and trouble ensues.


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