Cast and Crew of Temptation of a Monk

Cast of
Temptation of a Monk

About Temptation of a Monk

Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded. The crown prince is murdered by one of his brothers who then becomes emperor. Shi retreats to a monastery, perhaps to hide, perhaps to plan a coup. When his loyal troops as well as the princess he desires are slain, he seeks refuge in a remote, abandoned monastery where an aged abbot schools him with practical, earthy teachings. The emperor's forces pursue Shi: first a woman, then a general seek to overpower him with lust and might. Over the course of the film, the reds of battle give way to blues of meditation.

Full Cast of Temptation of a Monk

Joan Chen
plays Princess Hong-e - Scarlet / Qing-shou - Violet

Wu Hsing-Guo
plays General Shi Yan-sheng / Jing-yi

Zhang Fengyi
plays General Huo Da

Michael Lee
plays The Abbot

Lisa Lu
plays Shi's Mother

Lisa Lu as Shi's Mother

Lisa Lu Yan (simplified Chinese: 卢燕; traditional Chinese: 盧燕; pinyin: Lú Yàn; born July 8, 1927) is a Chinese-born Am...

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Teddy Robin
plays Soldier

Crew of Temptation of a Monk

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