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      The Empress Dowager

      1975 2h 45m Drama List
      Reviews 70% Audience Score 250+ Ratings In 1894, 60-year-old Empress Cixi (Lisa Lu) officially steps down to let her nephew, Guangxu (Ti Lung), become China's ruler. Though young and naive, Guangxu soon realizes that Cixi has no intention of relinquishing her power, as all of his attempts to take initiative are thwarted by officials loyal to the former empress. Unable to control the palace, Guangxu is further depressed by his unhappy marriage to Jingfen (Ivy Ling Po), so he takes solace in the company of Zhen (Siu Yiu), a concubine. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I liked the book it was based on better. There was no way to fit over 70 years if being the power of China in 1 hr, 45 mins. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member the poster of the movie is wrong. and david chiang in this movie did a good job. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Extremely boring. Do not bother watching, absolute waste of time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In 1894, 60-year-old Empress Cixi (Lisa Lu) officially steps down to let her nephew, Guangxu (Ti Lung), become China's ruler. Though young and naive, Guangxu soon realizes that Cixi has no intention of relinquishing her power, as all of his attempts to take initiative are thwarted by officials loyal to the former empress. Unable to control the palace, Guangxu is further depressed by his unhappy marriage to Jingfen (Ivy Ling Po), so he takes solace in the company of Zhen (Siu Yiu), a concubine.
      Director
      Han Hsiang Li
      Screenwriter
      Han Hsiang Li
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 17, 2002
      Runtime
      2h 45m