Saifei He

Raise the Red Lantern
In 1920-30 China, a young woman loses her father and has to drop out of school. She decides to marry a wealthy man to become his concubine and fourth wife. The life within the walls of his mansion drives everyone to their limits. Everything is allowed to receive the master's affection for the night.

Raise the Red Lantern – Yimou Zhang – 1991