||China / Hong Kong / Taiwan
China in the 1920's. After her father's death, nineteen year old Songlian is forced to marry Chen Zuoqian, the lord of a powerful family. Fifty year old Chen has already three wives, each of them living in separate houses within the great castle. The competition between the wives is tough, as their master's attention carries power, status and privilege. Each night Chen must decide with which wife to spend the night and a red lantern is lit in front of the house of his choice. And each wife schemes and plots to make sure it's hers. However, things get out of hand...
Li Gong / Saifei He / Cuifen Cao / Jingwu Ma / Qi Zhao / Lin Kong / Shuyuan Jin / Weimin Ding / Zhengyin Cao / Zhihgang Cui / Chu Xiao