A striking Asian variation on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA theme, THE PHANTOM LOVER is Gothic romantic tragedy at its finest.
In 1936 Peking, a theatrical troupe moves into a dilapidated theater where they are to stage their productions. One of the group, Wei Qing (Huang Lei) sees a ghostly figure in the building's shadows, and the place's old caretaker tells him its history. Ten years ago, the structure was an opera
house where Song Danping (Leslie Cheung) was the star, an idol to many women in the area. But his heart belonged to Du Yunyan (Wu Chien-lien), the daughter of a prominent local businessman who disapproved of her consorting with Song. Yunyan was betrothe...