The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful

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The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful
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Chinese 血觀音
Mandarin Xuè guān yīn
Literally Guanyin in blood
Directed by Yang Ya-che
Produced by Liu Weijian
Starring Kara Hui
Wu Ke-xi
Vicky Chen
Music by Blaire Ko
Cinematography Chen Ko-chin
Edited by Chen Chun-hong
Atom Films
CMC Entertainment
CS Productions
Kaohsiung Film Fund
Distributed by A Really Happy Film
Vie Vision Pictures
Release date
  • October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15) (BIFF)
  • November 24, 2017 (2017-11-24) (Taiwan)
Running time
112 minutes
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin
Box office NT$77.9 million[1]

The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful (Chinese: 血觀音, Bloody Mary) is a 2017 Taiwanese crime drama film written and directed by Yang Ya-che, set in Taiwan in the 1980s. The film stars Kara Hui, Wu Ke-xi and Vicky Chen[2] It premiered on October 15, 2017, at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival.[3]


Madame Tang, the wife of a general, is an antique dealer who lives in a mansion with her two daughters. Dealing with high ranking government officials and the rich, their lives are disrupted when the family of their close friend is murdered. Soon, the murder escalates into a game of survival between those who are involved, in which the person with the last laugh is the winner.


  • Kara Hui as Madame Tang
  • Wu Ke-xi as Tang Ning
  • Vicky Chen as Tang Chen[4]
  • Sally Chen as Director
  • Ko Chia-yen as Tang Chen (adult)
  • Moon Wang as Wife of county magistrate
  • Wen Chen-ling as Lin Pien-pien
  • Carolyn Chen as Assistant of city councilor
  • Mariko Okubo as Legislator Lin's wife
  • Jun Fu as Police officer Liao
  • Ting Chiang as Secretary-general
  • Yin Chao-te as Legislator Lin
  • Showlen Maya as Singer
  • Ying Wei-min as Gu Xianzong
  • Shih Ming-shuai as Duan Yi
  • Kenny Yan as Jiayuan
  • Lee Chuan as Tang Chen's assistant
  • Lin Chih-ju
  • Wu Shu-wei
  • Yang Hsiu-ching[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Recipients Result Ref.
54th Golden Horse Awards Best Feature Film The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful Won [6]
Best Director Yang Ya-che Nominated
Best Leading Actress Kara Hui Won
Best Supporting Actress Vicky Chen Won
Best Original Screenplay Yang Ya-che Nominated
Best Art Direction Penny Tsai Nominated
Best Makeup & Costume Design Wang Chia-hui Nominated
Audience Choice Award The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful Won [7]
37th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful Nominated [8]


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