Title: The Pleiades
Genre: Historical Drama
Director : Wang Jun
Audio: Thai dubbed
Starring : Tanaka Yuko, Yu Shao Qun, Yin Tao, Zhang Bo, Zhou Yi Wei
"The Pleiades" is adapted from Japanese writer Asada Jiro's acclaimed
historical novel of the same name. Set in the late Qing Dynasty, the
story unfolds around a poor man, Chun'er who makes a living out of
cleaning up dung on the streets. An astrologer tells him he was born
under the Pleiades stars and prophesies that he is destined to bag
all of China's treasure.
Seeing his elder brother die of starvation, Chun'er castrates himself
so that he can enter the royal palace as a eunuch. He soon rises up
the ranks and become the most favored servant to the Empress Dowager
Cixi. Meanwhile, Chun'er's half-brother Wenxiu also joins the ranks
of court officials through the national academic examination and vows
to make sweeping changes to reform the country mired deep in turmoil.
These two young men of humble origins, become involved in the up and
downs of each others lives and the fate of the empire.