The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)

The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)

Director Sijie Dai

Writer Sijie Dai, Nadine Perront

Genre Drama, Romance

Year 2006

Actors Mylène Jampanoï, Xiaoran Li, Dong Fu Lin, Wei-chang Wang

IMDB : 6.7 (1,920 votes)


Description Min Li, a trainee botanist is taken in by An's father. In such a beautiful, but lonely setting where the two are treated badly by the few men they communicate with, the women form a bond which quickly turns to unspeakable love. In a swirl of forbidden passion, love and opiate-induced intoxication they find themselves confronted with a society who will not accept same-sex love, a crime punishable by death.


  • Brayan Adam Andy 2017-01-04 11:25:08
    The film is shot in 2006 based on a true story occurred in China. The film tells a love story of Li Ming, a young orphan of the Tangshan earthquake, who leaves to study at the home of a renowned botanist – a famous professor. He is so conservative and strict so his daughter – An always lives by his words. She feels lonely and anxious there, around her father. When Li Ming becomes professor’s intern, she soon becomes friend with his daughter as well. Then the friendship grows quickly into a sensual but forbidden attraction. One day , An’s brother comes back from the army , his father wants him to get married so Ming and An create a dangerous arrangement to be able to continue spending their lives together: Ming marries An’s brother . On his wedding day, he comes to realize his new-wed bride is no longer a virgin. He beats her brutally but Ming remains silent to keep her secret with An safe. When An’s brother goes back to the army, the two girls stick together like glue. The professor gets suspicious when they become absent-minded with the tasks he gives them. One night, when he is taking a walk in the garden, he finds out about his daughters. He hits Li Ming in his anger and his daughter strikes back to protect the girl she loves. Shocking from the discovery, An’s father has a heart attack. Right before he dies, he leaves a note telling the police that it was his daughter and daughter-in-law’s homosexuality “disease” that killed him. Thus, An and Ming are sentenced to death by a court and executed. Being involved with the sensitive topic of homosexuality, the film is shot in Vietnam instead of China with so many beautiful landscapes of Sapa , Ninh Binh , Ha Noi.
  • Natakorn Totragoolwisit 2016-12-18 12:52:24
    เป็นภาพยนต์หญิงรักหญิงที่งดงามประทับในหัวใจ แม้มันจะเศร้าเหลือเกินในตอนจบ
  • Jesseth 2016-12-05 04:09:14
    la hermosa Mylene Jampanoi de Martyrs
  • Adriian Savage 2016-12-05 01:36:43
    Are they sisters or something ? where can I see full movie
  • Dom 2016-09-24 15:47:37
    i cried at the end of the movie. death sentence for homosexuality is too extreme. and i cannot believe someone´s own parent would snitch on their own kid, no matter how much the kid would disappoint their parents.
  • bigapplechinglish 2016-09-08 23:14:29
    beautifully filmed...a love story...
  • Tuyền Teddy 2016-07-24 15:10:52
    . Quay ở VN chứ đâu :)) phim cũng hay :3.
  • Daren D 2016-07-11 23:53:54
    Beautiful & powerful film. Thank you. The girls also had great, genuine chemistry together.
  • Khả Vy Trần 2016-04-15 04:11:09
    bất ngờ thật phim được quay ở VN đấy
  • Khả Vy Trần 2016-04-15 04:09:49
    tôi không muốn cho ai trinh tiết của tôi ngoài em
  • Andrea Nicole Narvaiza 2015-12-26 14:40:24
    Where can i watch the full movie?
  • le diem 2015-09-30 12:19:42
    phim hay nhưng kết buồn qúa..cảnh trong phim toàn quay ở VN
  • Sheep Ewe 2015-01-07 21:53:30
    I love this movie! (Except for the sad ending, but sadly reality not always hawe happy endings and i guess that´s the point; that the world needs more love and happy endings.).
  • Barbara sajpel 2014-11-23 19:06:24
    i fell in love with this movie,,soft,,warm..loving..caring,,excellent,,,thank you  for posting,,
  • Dee Dee C Marten 2014-01-13 04:01:33
    Love the story sweetie.......Beautiful vid & music..........Awesome thank you :)@~}~~

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