Hao men ye yan

Genre: Comedy

the once mighty empire of the Tang Dynasty

has fallen into ruin

Rebellion has spread across the land

and its insurgents

have proclaimed their own kingdoms

This is the period known as

the "Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms"

It was an era plagued by widespread turmoil

treachery amongst government officials

and a bitter struggle for power

within the imperial family

Against this backdrop

our story begins

What blessed night is this?

Drifting down the River Qian

What auspicious day is this?

Dreaming beside my prince

A tender affection has blossomed between

the maiden Little Wan

and young Prince Wu Luan

but his father, the Emperor,

marries Little Wan himself

Desperate, Prince Wu Luan disappears

into the Southern heartlands

seeking solace in the art of music and dance

Three years later

Prince Wu Luan's uncle has killed his brother,

the Emperor

and usurped the throne and the Empress

Empress Wan secretly sends her messengers

to warn Prince Wu Luan of the assassination

and urge his return

But she is unaware

the new Emperor has already

dispatched assassins

to prevent Prince Wu Luan's return

Trees live on mountains

and branches live on trees

My heart lives for your heart

but you do not see me...

From her Majesty the Empress

to Prince Wu Luan

Our country has suffered a great loss

Your father, the Emperor, has passed away

Your uncle has usurped the throne

Return at once on receipt of this


This helmet does not sit well on you

To call Your Emperor "you" is not appropriate

The correct address is "Your Majesty"

It is hard for me to adapt so quickly


Indeed this is not a good fit

I shall have a new one made

The kingdom shall not wait

Seal the door


The correct address is "Empress"

Your brother should not have trusted you

The death of the late Emperor

had nothing to do with me

Is the Crown Prince still alive?

Sister-in-law seems very concerned

I am his step-mother after all

He is 4 years older than you are

Brother-in-law is familiar with the way

I remove my make-up

Not just your make-up

but also the way you enter your bath

Will brother-in-law let the Prince go free?

Will you let my hand go free?

This theater is under

the Crown Prince's protection

Stay your swords now

Your servant Qing bows before Your Majesty

Your Majesty

Is this the red you had chosen?

Hang it up

This material

was originally intended

for your wedding to the Prince


it is now used in my coronation

Why did you run all the way here?

When I was summoned to the inner court

I thought perhaps the Prince had returned

I was just about to ask you

Have you not heard from the Prince?

He never writes to me

Then how do you communicate?

Through dreams

I dream of him every night

And we talk to each other

Did you dream of him last night?


What did he say to you?

He told me not to eat too much sweets

But then he also said

young girls tend to like sweet things

it is not really a bad habit

I also used to like sweet things

Brother-in-law really knows

how to please a woman

How do I compare with my brother?

The late Emperor was a wise and valiant man

You mean to say

he was not very adept at pleasing you


When he was willing

he could be exceptionally virile

But he was not often willing

Am I right?

The tug between power and love

has tormented past emperors for centuries

You do not seem to be tormented

Before tonight everything was simple

I cared only for my kingdom

But after tonight

when there is you, sister-in-law

what need do I have of a kingdom?

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Gordon Chan

Gordon Chan Kar-Seung (simplified Chinese: 陈嘉上; traditional Chinese: 陳嘉上; pinyin: Chén Jiāshàng), born in 1960, is a Hong Kong film director, writer and producer. His most notable works include Beast Cops, Fist of Legend, Painted Skin, 2000 AD and Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen. In 2011 he announced and launched the productions for Mural, Four Detectives/Four Marshals, and Painted Skin 2. Though for Painted Skin 2 he dropped out as the director and the director's seat was given to Wuershan. His 1996 film First Option was entered into the 20th Moscow International Film Festival. more…

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