Production on Zhang Yimou's The City of Golden Armor staring Chow Yun-Fat amd Gong Li as emperor and empress repectively restarted at Hengdian World Studios.
The film with its 44+ million budget is the most expensive Chinese production yet. A full-scale replica of buildings at the Forbidden City has been decorated for the shoot.
Gong Li in Memoirs of a Geisha. Columbia Pictures photo from Yahoo Movies
Based on the the modern play Thunderstorm by Cao Yu, the movie depicts a power struggle between emperor and empress during the T'ang Dynasty.
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