2001 – Pavilion of Women

Directed by: Yim Ho
Written by: Luo Yan, Paul Collins
Produced by: Luo Yan
Production year: 2000
Original release: May 4, 2001 (USA)
Running time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
Other cast: Willem Dafoe, Luo Yan, Sau Sek
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Madame Wu (Luo Yan), an aristocrat’s wife, yearns to expand her intellectual horizons now that her two sons are grown. She arranges for a concubine to come to the house to distract her husband while she pursues her own studies, which leads her to Andre, an American missionary doctor (Willem Dafoe), with whom she soon falls in love…