House of Harmony

House of Harmony
House of Harmony
Directed by Marco Serafini
Produced by Lim Suat Yen, Jason Lai
Written by Barbara Wood
Starring Fann Wong
Philippe Brenninkmeyer
Maggie Q
Daniel Morgenroth
Cheng Pei-pei
Music by Richard Blackford
Cinematography Martinetti Gaetano
Distributed by ZDF Films (Germany), Oak 3 Films (Singapore), 艺煌文化 (China)
Release date(s) 30 October 2005
Running time 90 minutes (2 episodes each)
Country Singapore, Germany
Language Mandarin, German, English
Budget SGD 7 million

House of Harmony (German: Das Haus der Harmonie) is a S$7 million German-Singaporean telemovie. Jointly produced by 4 parties - Germany's FFP Media and ZDF Pictures, together with Singapore's Oak 3 Films and Media Development Authority (MDA), the telemovie was shot in three languages - English, German, and Mandarin.

It is based on the novel Perfect Harmony by Barbara Wood




Singapore in the 1920s sets the stage for the dramatic romance between a young Asian woman (Fann Wong) and a married American industrialist (Philippe Brenninkmeyer). It is a love doomed by laws and tradition, but which yields a child, Harmony (Maggie Q).

After finishing her studies, she goes to America and becomes a successful maker and distributor of herbal medicines. She also falls in love with her father's adopted son (Daniel Morgenroth), but is reviled by the young man's racially and socially bigoted mother. The story revolves around whether the two lovers could overcome all barriers and be together.


House of Harmony has been telecast in Germany, Austria, France and Belgium to a combined prime-time viewership of over 80 million.[1]


House of Harmony won a Silver Award in the 2005 Queensland Awards for Cinematography, by the Australian Cinematographers Society.[2]


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