18 certificateTemptress Moon is a Film programme that first aired in 1996 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Temptress Moon is a 3 star programme



Temptress Moon (1996)

Directed by
Kaige Chen

Also known as "Feng Yue", this is director Chen Kaige's moving follow-up to "Farewell My Concubine".

Set in the decadence of Twenties Shanghai, in a small country town stands the palatial home of the Pang family.

Old Master Pang is a drug addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi (Li Gong) on opium smoke. Her older brother, Zhengda (Yemang Zhou), is also addicted, and then paralysed and left brain-dead after an incident.

Yu Zhongliang (Leslie Cheung), Zhengda's brother-in-law, is a successful hustler and gigolo who works for a very powerful crime ring in Shanghai. His 'job' is to seduce married older women and then blackmail them.

When the Older Master Pang dies, the clan elders make Ruyi take over the role as the head of the Pang dynasty.

When Zhongliang returns to the Pang family on the death of Old Master Pang, he re-encounters Ruyi, and they are secretly attracted to each other.

Wanting to seem sophisticated, she succumbs to Zhongliang's attempts to seduce her. But in the emotional maelstrom that follows - for the angry, jealous and sexually frustrated sister (Zhengda's wife) is also part of the picture...

Filmed in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles. A seductive film that was so provocative it was banned in its own country

Starring :Leslie Cheung, Li Gong, Kevin Lin, Caifei He, Chang Shih, Liankun Lin, Xiangting Ge, Xian Xie, David Wu, Jie Zhou, Yemang Zhou, Lei Ren, Ying Wang & Lin Ge

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1996

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: China/Hong Kong

Filmed in Colour


Leslie Cheung...Yu Zhongliang
Image for Li GongLi Gong...Pang Ruyi
Kevin Lin...Pang Duanwu
Caifei He...Yu Xiuyi
Chang Shih...Li Niangjiu
Liankun Lin...Pang An
Xiangting Ge...Elder Qi
Yin Tse...Boss
David Wu...Jingyun
Jie Zhou...The Woman of Zephyr Lane
Yemang Zhou...Pang Zhengda
Lei Ren...Yu Zhongliang
Ying Wang...Pang Ruyi
Lin Ge...Pang Duanwu