Flowers Of Shanghai

  • 1998
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama, Historical

Based on an 1894 novel by Han Ziyun, director Hou Hsiao-hsien's period drama is intended to capture the plight of "flower girls," prostitutes in a 19th-century Shanghai brothel. The story has great potential, but this claustrophobic endeavor's static and tortured quality is stifling. The setting is a cluster of lavish bordellos called flower houses, located...read more