Curse of the Golden Flower, another Tang Dynasty classic, this time from master film maker Zhang Yimou of Jou Do and Raise the Red Lantern fame. Fabulous eye-candy epic featuring great performances from the incomparable Gong Li and Chow Yun Fat. The best I've seen since House of the Flying Daggers, also a must see for those into Shakespearian plots and intrigues.
"O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant." (49:13)