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Princess Yang Kwei Fei

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Japanese director [[Performer~P103129~Kenji Mizoguchi~kenjimizoguchi]] directed Princess Yang Kwei Fei. When first we see her, the "princess" ([[Performer~P39707~Machiko Kyo~machikokyo]]) is a mere servant girl. The reigning princess dies, and the emperor chooses the servant as his wife. Jealousy and back-stabbing doom this union from the start. [[Performer~P103129~Mizoguchi~kenjimizoguchi]] charactistically explores the plight of women in the face of a repressive, chauvinistic society--in this...more

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