Characters talk about sex. (not in graphic detail)
One mild sex scene: two characters undress. Although no nudity is revealed, it is obvious they are naked. They lay down on a bed and begin to kiss but are interrupted before proceeding further. The scene then ends.
A main character is a concubine.
Implied sexual abuse of a young boy playing a concubine by an older male.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Li Bihua’s masterpiece farewell my concubine, I haven’t seen the original, only the film. I’ve heard this story before and know it a little. I caught a few more glimpses on TV. Always. In order to show respect for this long-awaited good film, I bought a genuine DVD for the first time. Then one winter night, I wrapped in a quilt and held black tea.

Like all Li’s works, in addition to the illusory beauty of turning back the vicissitudes of life and the reincarnation of years, the love and hate in the film are deep-rooted, and the characters are distinctive, as if they want to live in front of them. Zhang Fengyi’s small building is strong and unparalleled. Zhang Guorong’s butterfly clothes are soft and heartbreaking. On the red drum, farewell my concubine, combining hardness and softness, chivalrous bone and tenderness. I’m afraid I won’t be attracted to many women and will be doomed? amitabha.

After reading it, I was alone in the warm darkness. Thought is still deep in, wave after wave of great impact, shock, dream and wake up. It was just another time that I happened to pass by the residence of an expert. I was knocked down by the falling object. I don’t know how many days it will take to have a concussion. But in such a violent shock, lecherous people like me still have spare time to take the men in the film and filter them in my brain one by one. Suddenly, I found that it was left in my heart and a night pearl. It was not a overlord or butterfly clothes, but fourth master yuan.

——Yes, it’s the reactionary drama tyrant yuan Shiqing and fourth master yuan, who was finally suppressed by the people’s regime.

Don’t think I’m poor and crazy. I want to be the little wife of the reactionary sect leader. Leaders say that there is no love without reason (nor hatred without reason). Treat me carefully and bring all the benefits of the fourth master together.

Fourth master yuan appeared for the first time after the colorful performance of farewell to my concubine. At that time, concubine Yu, the overlord, was full of the fragrance of the moon and flowers. She looked fixed in the mirror, and she didn’t know that there was a different world outside the play.

The fourth master broke into the world of the two at this time. The first appearance is “a little gift”. The whole set of pearls and diamonds in the butterfly box. OK. It is also common for rich people to hold dramas and spend money like dirt. But it’s a luxury. As the theater manager said, “it’s said that the Empress Dowager and the old Buddha enjoyed the opera. Do you have such a hand? – no!”

The fourth master came for Dieyi. The purpose is clear and not hidden. But Dieyi didn’t see him. The request of “give up and sit down” was first the stiffness of the small building, and then the grievance of Dieyi. It was rejected twice. The fourth master is a person who is experienced in the scene. In this small play, he is an annoying villain. Of course, he is clear-minded. Then he took off his hat and bowed down and walked away. No nonsense. It’s not surprising that he didn’t jump on the spot – there’s always some self-restraint, otherwise he wouldn’t be able to get into this job. What is rare is that there is a certainty in that calm. If you get the butterfly right, you can’t fly away. There is no cunning. Just a calm but firm self-confidence. Perhaps he believes that besides money, he also has other things that are worth being captured by a person.

In this small scene, the five or seven step dispute between overlord and drama overlord laid the groundwork for the first time.

He is not anxious, restless or discouraged. Therefore, I believe he doesn’t just know the last moment of physical joy, the “fool with excessive skin”. He also knows how to enjoy all kinds of ups and downs in the process of pursuit, not for the delicate feeling of humanity.

The process is the end. In addition to courtship and courtship, in this long and tortuous life, the fourth master should also get more impressions and tastes in the process than others.

In the first round, the fourth master was a rich, sharp man who knew how to chew life. He is a person who has rolled in the world, so he learns to be plain.

The fourth master did not use any despicable means, so he did not create a rift between them. I believe that in his pursuit (whether men or women), even if he is full of desire, he still retains the principle of inaction. On the contrary, a chrysanthemum fairy was inserted into the small building. This is the real love between men and women. Dieyi’s Mandarin Duck dream of “playing farewell to her elder martial brother all her life” finally turned into a cloud.

When the small building was engaged to Juxian, Dieyi lay on her back in the chair alone. The makeup is gorgeous and sad, with long hair scattered and dark eyes. It’s a blind, desperate and impossible love. In front of him is the mirror that once reflected the shadow of overlord and Yu Ji. The overlord is no longer. He is already someone else’s husband. The days of mutual shadow never look back. The mirror at the moment represents the empty heart of Dieyi.

So the fourth master reappeared. In the camera, we saw a long plume extending obliquely into the mirror. The fourth master tried to enter the heart of Dieyi.

“These feathers are collected from the tail of a live pheasant. It’s really rare.”—— I don’t know whether he is saying that butterfly clothes are rare or that his heart is rare. The feathers collected from the tail of a live pheasant are cruelly overprinted in the film for a lifetime, and the love and hate that cannot be redeemed are also overprinted in the beautiful Beijing opera art that has been destroyed repeatedly in troubled times—— I’m talkative and digress. I’ll talk about the fourth master when I come back.

In the fourth master’s house, Dieyi saw the sword she had promised to give to elder martial brother when she was young. For him, the sword is a keepsake about the majesty of his lover, about a stubborn belief since childhood, and about Yu Ji’s full understanding and sustenance of the overlord. He wants it. One look, the fourth master knows its meaning. He said: “this sword was acquired by Zhang’s family after great difficulties when they fell.” He said, “you and I don’t talk about money. That word is really indecent.” Such arrogance did not make people feel that he was in the city. Slow and heavy tone, crazy qualified, proud of capital—— It can also be seen that if you dare to say “that word is really indecent”, you must have some wealth. Otherwise, you must be someone who has tasted the taste of wealth. Otherwise, you either don’t really eat human Fireworks (I haven’t seen such a person), or you pretend to be noble, or you just don’t know pain and suffering, and you don’t know life and death.

So the sword was given to the beauty.

Dieyi is the fourth master’s idea. It’s hard to get a peerless beauty. For Dieyi herself, the identity of man Er Lang and woman jiao’e has been reversed all her life, and she has never been clear. For the fourth master, it doesn’t matter whether butterfly clothes are male or female. Importantly, in Dieyi, he saw the so-called perfect embodiment.

I believe the fourth master appreciates butterfly clothes more than love. Love is an unreasonable, deeply entangled in infatuation, to be crazy, to possess, to suffer from jealousy and hatred, to resist death. It’s like butterfly clothes to small buildings. We can not pick out a person’s good and still love him, or we can love each other for a lifetime but still be strangers to each other. Love doesn’t need to understand, just obey its arrangement. But the fourth master is not interested in Dieyi. The benefits of butterfly clothes, the beauty of butterfly clothes, he knows what the public sees, he knows what the public can’t see, and he also knows what butterfly clothes don’t know. The fourth master is such a sensitive person. He looked through the beautiful things in the soul of Dieyi.

A smile of eternal spring, a cry of eternal sorrow. You are the one who belongs to this realm, and you are the one who has this appearance. When the fourth Master said this, he didn’t just mean the appearance of butterfly clothes. Basically, the fourth master, like Dieyi, is an art madman. In the art of Beijing Opera (and Kunqu Opera), he immersed himself in all his life and devoted all his heart and soul. As Dieyi said, Beijing Opera is all about context. Because of the situation, two or three dragon sets shuttle, that is, thousands of troops. Because of the situation, on the empty stage, these people divide flowers and willows, climb mountains and mountains, attack cities and seize land, and vividly play the joys and sorrows of the life of talented people, beauties, emperors and generals. Beijing Opera is really an illusion of the heart. The situation is something that can’t be seen, touched, encountered or asked. Therefore, when the fourth master and Dieyi, on and off the stage, two opera addicts who are almost obsessed with Beijing Opera meet at first sight, there will be a shock of clouds hanging down and sea standing in the midst of lightning, stone and fire. At that moment, their souls were interlinked. They are all people in the situation.

So for the fourth master, Dieyi is not just a beautiful actor. On Dieyi, he saw the incarnation of Beijing opera. That’s what he’s crazy about all his life. For him, butterfly dress is a symbol of artistic perfection. In his life, the fourth master had no chance to climb the red scroll and devote himself to his ideal art. He had to roll in the worldly fame and wealth, which was an option. But in Dieyi’s crazy soul for the play, he can see another self, pure reflection. The fourth master’s love for Dieyi actually has the element of narcissism and the expectation of self perfection. With such fanatical obsession, I can’t tell whether I love art or people. But his attitude towards Dieyi was still restrained. Not into the extreme of love to destroy.

In fact, the gender of Dieyi is really not the focus of this sexual desire. Fourth master is not really gay. He loves Dieyi not because he is a beautiful man, but because he is a beautiful person. A person who represents the ultimate realm of the ideal. I believe that if Dieyi is a woman with the same superb artistic realm, the fourth master will still fall in love with her. Imagine that if the fourth master really fell in love with a woman, he would certainly know her beauty and the essence of her soul better than the woman herself – unless he met an equally sensitive woman, but it’s not likely. After all, there won’t be many such people.

He is a man who really knows butterfly clothes. He said that when he watched the butterfly dress performance, he was in a trance for two or three moments and suspected that Yu Ji’s reincarnation had reappeared—— In fact, in the original meaning of this video, Dieyi is endowed with Yu Ji’s soul. A burning soul that lives and dies for the overlord. What the fourth master saw was exactly the essence of Dieyi.

No, madmen don’t survive. This is a sentence used by Xiaolou to evaluate Dieyi twice. When he said this, he once shouted in Dieyi like crazy: “I want to sing with you for a lifetime. A year, a month, a day and an hour are not a lifetime!” Once, during the cultural revolution, when the “great reform of modern drama” was implemented, Dieyi, who adhered to the “situation”, stood alone in the discussion against modern drama (in fact, he opposed the roughening and politicization of Beijing Opera), and then stayed closed. When Xiaolou said, “you know how to sing opera all your life, and you don’t come out to see which opera in the world has been sung”, a faint voice in butterfly clothes came from the door: “Yu Ji, why did she die?”—— The small building scolded that sentence and left angrily.

At that time, I was thinking that if the fourth master were here, he would understand. Dieyi’s persistence. Persistence in emotion and art. Dieyi is such a pure person who adheres to the ideal. His soul is a fire. He knows a direction and burns all the way without looking back, even if jade and stone burn.

The small building doesn’t understand. Xiaolou is different from Dieyi. He is a secular overlord, expecting some material, real and ordinary happiness. He is not separated from this world. He also understands the general trend and follows the trend. He is an ordinary person. Normal, normal. And Dieyi is crazy. Throughout his life, Dieyi only lives in his own heart and only follows his own inner voice. They are not people of the same world.

And the fourth master, I believe if the fourth master is here, he will understand butterfly clothes. No, madmen don’t survive. But true love and true art are a kind of madness. Dieyi is a person who achieves perfection. He reached the true meaning of emotion and art with a gifted enthusiasm.

In terms of external actions, the fourth master may not be as determined as butterfly clothes. But he will understand him. They are one kind of people. Because of excessive sensitivity and aestheticism, he was burned.

The fourth master once asked Dieyi, “would you like to be my friend in the world of mortals?”—— In fact, in this world of mortals (in this film), Dieyi’s real confidant is only the fourth master. Whether Dieyi agrees or admits, he and the fourth master are already a pair of lonely friends in the world of mortals.

The small building is not. He never entered the inner world of Dieyi. In his eyes, he only saw a younger martial brother who was too obsessed with the play and his younger martial brother. And Dieyi is Yu Ji. Yu Ji who died for her inner perfect persistence. Small buildings are ordinary people. Dieyi and the fourth master are two bear souls.

There is a detail in the video that moved me very much (there are too many details that moved me. Let’s pick one to say): the Japanese occupied Peiping. In the theater hanging the banner of Greater East Asia’s common prosperity, butterfly clothes are on the stage, and the imperial concubine is drunk. Neon clothes and feather clothes are fluttering and rotating with peerless elegance. Countless Anti Japanese leaflets were suddenly scattered over his head. The light went out suddenly. There was noise under the stage. No one cares about the imperial concubine on the stage. In the chaos, only butterfly clothes, alone in the dark and under the leaflets, continued the endless beautiful dance steps, and did not stop at all. In the chaos, only the fourth master, alone in the upstairs box, continued to stare at the butterfly clothes in the dark without any distraction.

This is artistic virtue and artistic soul. Regardless of the sudden changes in the outside world, the ups and downs of the world, and whether anyone is watching. On the stage, Yuji is Yuji, and imperial concubine is imperial concubine. In the dark, we should also insist on finishing the play. It’s not for anyone, it’s a sacrifice to art. The fourth master, even if he couldn’t see it, knew that Dieyi was continuing. They respect art so much and are so faithful to their hearts. In the film, there are master Guan of Keban, butterfly clothes and fourth master.

When the fourth master clapped for Dieyi alone in the dark, the relationship between them was no longer between the actor who sold his body and the uncle who made fun of him. Those are two interlinked pure souls. In this impetuous world, it is worth sympathizing with each other.

When the rioters finally looked at the butterfly clothes dancing alone in the dark with the fourth master’s applause, the lights came back to light, and there was applause everywhere. That glorious moment. I hold the teacup in my quilt and get excited.

When the national government came to power and Dieyi was tried for the crime of traitor for singing for the Japanese, the fourth master made another amazing performance.

First, Xiaolou and the manager visited the fourth master and begged to save Dieyi. Xiaolou said that Dieyi was rescued, and the silver bags of their brothers (I forgot it was a few years) belonged to the fourth master. The fourth Master said, “without your silver bag, you can’t afford to feed these birds?”—— It is conceivable that time has changed and the fourth master has probably declined. Although, Yu Wei is still there. But this faint remark does not make people feel angry, nor does it seem to be a strong support to die for face. The fourth master knew his foundation and strength, and knew how to keep his dignity in the gradual decline. I am also a person who has seen ups and downs. I know that in this world, it is common for you to sing and me to appear. The rise and fall of the world. The so-called “keep poor, bear rich”, light eyebrows and quiet eyes, is tolerance.

Of course, the fourth master is not a noble. But in my bones, that kind of lofty transcendence above the worldly life is not born noble, at least the strong, but the wise. The world road is clear and clean.

He still did not forget the “overlord who went back to the camp to see Yu Ji many years ago. Should he take five steps or seven steps?” Round. At this critical moment, I put forward it earnestly. This is not only the fourth master’s seriousness in art, but also the fourth master’s willful and jealous mind as a flesh and blood person. To fold down the man, fold it to the butterfly clothes who are not at the scene. In this movie, the fourth master is jealous and plays with his temper. This is the only place where he shows it quietly.

The building finally gave in. Followed by the wonderful addition of chrysanthemum fairy. There are articles on the back of happy and spicy words, word by word. In this psychological quick battle, human nature is exfoliated and displayed layer by layer, which is extremely beautiful.

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