The Emperor's Wife

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"A fairy tale for grown ups."
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.4  (620)

The Emperor's Wife is a historical love story that takes place in a stunning, mythical Ancient China. It is a visually stunning film that is full of intrigue, romance, and drama that will leave the audience on the edge of their seats. The story follows the beautiful and intelligent Empress Wan Jung (Rosana Pastor), who is forced into a loveless marriage with the cruel Emperor Ping (Max Beesley). Ping is a selfish and power-hungry monarch who is not interested in his wife's love or affection, but instead, wants to use her as a pawn to gain more control over his kingdom.

Wan Jung, who is deeply in love with her childhood sweetheart, seeks refuge and solace in her palace gardens, where she meets the handsome and charming commoner, Chao (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Chao is a young artist who captures her heart with his tender voice and poetic words. Chao and Wan Jung escape to the countryside, where they begin their love affair in the beauty of the countryside.

Their forbidden love affair, is threatened when the Emperor gets wind of their relationship, and their lives are in great danger. Wan Jung and Chao must navigate dangerous political and social pressures as they try to be together and follow their hearts.

The cinematography is breathtaking, with stunning landscape shots of China's countryside and elaborate sets that bring the magic and beauty of ancient China to life. The costumes are also a highlight of the film, with elaborate dresses, fancy accessories, and intricate jewelry that are true to the traditions of ancient Chinese culture.

The main characters of the movie are compelling and complex, with the audience rooting for Wan Jung and Chao's love story to succeed. They both come from contrasting worlds, yet their passion is undeniable. Throughout the movie, their story is tested by the intensity of their love affair and the impacts of the political and social pressures.

The Emperor's Wife is a true romantic epic that will leave the audience mesmerized with its beautiful storytelling, epic scale and gorgeous visuals, intense love and devotion, and the many twists and turns the story takes. It is a deeply affecting story of love and loss, courage and sacrifice, and a woman's quest for true love.

Overall, The Emperor's Wife is an impressive film that transports the viewers back in time to a world filled with riches, power struggles, and romance. It is a must-watch for anyone that loves epic historical movies and showcases the stunning talents of its lead cast members.

The Emperor's Wife is a 2003 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

The Emperor's Wife
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  • Runtime
    1 hr 36 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (620)