Curse of the Golden Flower

Factual error: When the Empress is dressing for the Chrysanthemum festival, bobby pins and hair pins are visible in her hair, not made available until the 20th century.

Trivia: The plot of the movie is based on a 1934 play Thunderstorm by Yu Cao, a Chinese playwright, set in the 10th-century imperial China court. The Mandarin Chinese movie title is taken from the last line of a poem by a 9th-century rebel leader who was at war against the Tang Dynasty.

Emperor Ping: What I do not give, you must never take by force.

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