Palace of Desire (TV series)

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Palace of Desire
Palace of Desire (TV series).jpg
DVD cover art
Also known as 'Da Ming Gong Ci'
Genre Historical drama
Written by Zheng Zhong
Wang Yao
Directed by Li Shaohong
Zeng Nianping
Starring Chen Hong
Zhou Xun
Gua Ah-leh
Winston Chao
Composer(s) Lin Hai
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 37
Production
Producer(s) Li Xiaowan
Location(s) China
Cinematography Zeng Nianping
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Production company(s) CCTV
Distributor 1. Beijing Guanghua Rongxin Systems Production Company Limited
2. Beijing Rongxinda Film Arts Centre
3. Beijing Film Production Factory
Release
Original network CCTV-8
First shown in 30 March 2000
Daming Gong Ci
Traditional Chinese 大明宮詞
Simplified Chinese 大明宫词
Literal meaning Daming Palace Ci

Palace of Desire, also known as Daming Gong Ci (literally "Ci of the Daming Palace"), is a Chinese television series based on the life of Princess Taiping, a daughter of China's only female emperor, Wu Zetian. Directed by Li Shaohong and Zeng Nianping, the series starred Chen Hong, Zhou Xun, Gua Ah-leh and Winston Chao in the leading roles. It was first broadcast on CCTV-8 in mainland China on 30 March 2000. The scriptwriter used extremely poetic and theatrical language for lines.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Palace of Desire Original Soundtrack
(大明宫词电视原声专辑)
Soundtrack album by Lin Hai
Released 1. 2003
2. 18 April 2011
Label China Scientific And Cultural Audio-Video Publishing House

The music for the series was composed by Lin Hai (林海). In 2011 China Scientific And Cultural Audio-Video Publishing House (中国科学文化音像出版社) released an extended version of the original soundtrack.

Track list (2003 version)[edit]

# Track title Credits
1 序曲
(pinyin: Xù Qǔ)
(translation: Overture)
2 太平
(pinyin: Tài Píng)
(translation: Peace)
Performed by Li Yan (李研)
3 死亡
(pinyin: Sǐ Wáng)
(translation: Death)
4 背叛
(pinyin: Bèi Pàn)
(translation: Betrayal)
5 长相守
(pinyin: Cháng Xiāng Shǒu)
(translation: Live Together Forever)
Performed by Ai Huina (爱慧娜)
6 温泉水
(pinyin: Wēn Quán Shuǐ)
(translation: Hot Spring Water)
7 母亲
(pinyin: Mǔ Qīn)
(translation: Mother)
8 长相守
(pinyin: Cháng Xiāng Shǒu)
(translation: Live Together Forever)
Performed by Wang Lan (王兰)

Track list (2011 version)[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category
2000 18th China TV Golden Eagle Award
Best Television Series
Best Cinematography
Best Lighting
Best Supporting Actor (Guo Donglin)
Best Supporting Actress (Zhou Xun)
2001 21st Flying Apsaras Awards Best Art Direction

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