Pavilion of Women Poster

Pavilion of Women

Release Date: May 4th, 2001

R|1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
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...

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Universal Focus

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  • Introduces American audiences to Luo Yan, a charismatic Chinese-born actress now living in Los Angeles. She single-handedly nurtured this project to fruition, serving as producer, co-writer and star. show more

  • It saves its clunkiest scene for the finale. No fair telling, but the key words are "political," "propaganda," "outdoors" and "orphans." show more

  • It's loaded with -- scenery-chewing melodrama, cornball pidgin dialogue and syrupy music.

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