About This Clip
Curse of the Golden Flower
In 928 A.D. a power struggle emerges in the palace of China’s emperor (Chow Yun-Fat). A cruel man, he is secretly having his wife (Gong Li) poisoned with a substance that will eventually drive her insane. Meanwhile the empress is having an affair with Prince Wan (Ye Liu), her husband’s son from a previous marriage. But the prince secretly wishes to run away with Chan (Li Man), the daughter of the imperial doctor.
Chow Yun-fat as Emperor Ping (大王 Dàwáng “King”).
Gong Li as Empress Phoenix (王后 Wánghòu “Queen”).
Jay Chou as Prince Jai (Prince Yuanjie (王子元杰 Wángzǐ Yuánjié)).
Qin Junjie as Prince Yu (Prince Yuancheng (王子元成 Wángzǐ Yuánchéng)).
Liu Ye as Crown Prince Wan (Crown Prince Yuanxiang (太子元祥 Tàizǐ Yuánxiáng)).
Ni Dahong as Imperial Physician Jiang (蒋太医 Jiǎng-tàiyī) – He is later Governor of Xuju and Commander of Chariots.
Chen Jin as physician’s wife (Mrs. Jiang (蒋氏 Jiǎng-shì)).
Li Man as Jiang Chan (蔣嬋 Jiǎng Chán, physician’s daughter).