A Buddhist Recluse for Fourteen Years
- ScreenwriterTong Tik-sang
Yu Xuanji and Wen Zhang is a loving couple, secretly expecting a baby. To save her wandering lover from prison, Xuanji insists on selling the property despite her father’s disagreement. Li Yi, who admires her talents so much, offers help to Xuanji. Leaving the prison Zhang makes a visit to Xuanji, yet being driven out by her father. As Yi’s father is critically ill, Yi earnestly requests Xuanji to marry him. Xuanji gives birth to Zhang’s baby right after the marriage. Luckily Yi shows understanding for her situation. Surprised at his lover’s marriage, Zhang tries to get back the token of love through the lover’s maid Lu Qiao, who has loved him secretly for long. Taking return of token as an excuse, Qiao tempts Zhang with wine and her beauty. Yet Xuanji just returns home and finds out their relationship. Feeling regret, Zhang mistakenly kills the maid and gets prisoned again. Xuanji moves to a Buddist nunnery, living as a recluse with her daughter Xiaoyan. After 14 years, Yi gets the first rank in the imperial examination. Xuanji rejects Yi’s love and allows Xiaoyan to reunite with her father, Zhang. Eventually Xuanji ends all the troubles from love with her death.