War And Beauty – 金枝慾孽

HK TV DRAMA, watch hk drama, Barrack O’KarmaThis drama “War And Beauty – 金枝慾孽” was set in the Forbidden City, in Qing dynasty China in the late years of the Jiaqing Emperor’s rule. It focused on the power struggle between various royal concubines trying to secure the Emperor’s favor, with corruption, intrigue and outright deceit being the weapons of choice. These women were willing to manipulate, betray and even kill just about anyone in order to get what they wanted.

Throughout the later parts of the series, the inevitable results of this corruption become increasingly apparent. The main characters start to lose everything they care for, while being forced to conclude that they have only themselves to blame. In the meantime, corruption takes its toll on the outside world as well: the entire empire is destabilizing.

But none of that is a deterrent to the scheming women. On the contrary: even when the rebels make their way into the Forbidden City, the manipulators’ first thoughts are as to how this situation may be used to their advantage. In the end, corruption itself is the only clear winner and many of those involved die or are forced to flee the City forever.

该剧的人物原型取材于清朝野史,剧中角色如玥、安茜、玉莹、尔淳在史书中都有记载。导演拍摄该剧的初衷是要表现人与人之间的斗争 。在构思该剧时,监制戚其义和编审一起研究过社会需要和市场口味,比较了报纸上有关时事、家庭、婚姻以及女性问题的新闻。之后,戚其义把《金枝欲孽》的背景设置为紫禁城,并通过该剧带出现实生活中发生的问题。戚其义将该剧的历史背景选在紫禁城是因为后宫里的人都走不出来,所以这种斗争就显得更加残酷。为了创作该剧,主创人员不仅参考了很多书籍,还参考过中国内地的清宫片。编剧将该剧的故事建立在虚构之上,并采取虚虚实实的写法,从而让其在自身故事的内部逻辑中自圆其说。

Other Name: 金枝玉叶
Release Date: 18 September 2006 – 27 October 2006
Language: Cantonese
Genre: History, TV Series, HK Drama
Running Time: 30 Episodes
Director: Jonathan Chik (戚其義)
Stars / Cast:

Stars Cast
Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯) 钮祜禄·如玥 (如妃, 爱新觉罗颙琰之后宫佳丽)
Maggie Cheung (張可頤) 苏完尼瓜尔佳·安茜 (钟粹宫掌事宫女(安茜姑姑)→辛者库宫女→华贵人之近身侍婢→安贵人)
Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) 董佳·尔淳 (秀女→答应(尔淳小主)→淳贵人)
Gigi Lai (黎姿) 侯佳·玉莹 (秀女→答应(玉莹小主)→华贵人)
Bowie Lam (林保怡) 孙白飏 (孙大人, 太医院之左院院判)
Moses Chan (陳豪) 孔武 (侍卫→东华门、神武门护军)


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