朱弁回朝

朱弁是宋朝忠臣,出使金邦乞求送返二帝時被金主捉拿,並逼其歸降,朱弁誓死不從,而被放逐到冷山牧馬,金邦雪花公主憐其忠,愛其才,二人漸生情愫,在公主的?明下,朱弁終得歸宋,離別之時雖對公主依依難捨,卻因生為宋臣,身負國務,而不得不忍淚踏上歸途。回到宋地,卻在關前被指辱命歸來,實為金邦內奸,全家因而被抄斬,並獲賜毒酒逼其自盡。朱弁憤懣填膺,暗悲宋之將亡,讒臣誤國,君主無道,自愧無力挽救山河,漢節欲斷難絕,危急間金兵殺到,雪花公主帶兵趕至把毒酒推翻,血戰中,公主為救朱弁,為金太子冷箭所傷,彌留時勉朱弁救民為任,更道出兩人之互愛,惜亂世難存情愛,朱弁心裏徒留遺憾和悲傷。



The Return of Zhu Bian

Zhu Bian, a loyal minister of the SongDynasty, goes to Jin as an envoy to plead for the return of the two former emperors of Song. The emperor of Jin detains Zhu and attempts to force him to defect. Defiant in the face of the threat of death, Zhu is exiled to the Cold Mountain as a herdsman. Princess Xuehua of Jin, moved by his loyalty and admiring his talent, falls in love with Zhu. With the princess’s help, Zhu is finally able to return to Song. Although Zhu can hardly bear to part with the princess, loyalty and duty take precedence.

 

Back in Song, the returned envoy is accused of being a Jin spy. Zhu’s family is executed and he is sentenced to die from a cup of poisoned wine. Filled with indignation, sorrow and shame because he will no longer be of help to his country, the loyal minister is ready to comply. At the last moment, the Jintroops arrive and the princess knocks over the cup of poisoned wine. During the bloody battle, the crown prince of Jin wounds the princess. Before she dies, Xuehua encourages Zhu to save the nation, and expresses sorrow that their love cannot survive the troubled times. Zhu is left with nothing but grief and regret.