The Butterfly and Red Pear Blossoms
- ScreenwriterTong Tik-sang
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Chiu Yu-chau (Zhao Ruzhou), a talented scholar from Shandong, falls in love with a famous songstress Tse So-chau (Xie Suqiu) through exchanging letters and poems for three years. Chin Chai-chi (Qian Jizhi) arranges them to meet in a temple but, Wong Fu (Wang Fu), the Prime Minister, sends for So-chau to perform at his feast and forces her to lead his 120 concubines to the state of Jin as a flattery. Yu-chau comes to see So-chau but is expelled by Wong Fu. Yu-chau and So-chau’s meeting becomes futile.
With the help from Lau Kung-to (Liu Gongdao), one of Wong Fu's advisors, So-chau flees by using the dead body of Fung Fei-yin (Feng Feiyan), who has poisoned herself, as a cover. Yu-chau follows the procession and is saddened by the news of So-chau’s death. So-chau and Yu-chau then seek refuge at Chai-chi’s house respectively. One night, Yu-chau, being drunk, chases a red butterfly all the way to the Red Pear Yard and meets So-chau. With Chai-chi’s advice and Yu-chau’s propects in mind, So-chau restrains herself from disclosing her true identity, but leaving Yu-chau a red pear flower as a metaphor for her love.
Later, So-chau is betrayed by Shum Wing-sun (Shen Yongxin) and taken back by Wong Fu. Fortunately, Yu-chau comes out first in the imperial examination and under the imperial order, goes to Wong Fu’s residence to investigate his bribery to the state of Jin. Surprised to see red pear flowers decorated everywhere, Yu-chau reunites with So-chau finally and wins both Justice and Love.