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Li Lianying, the Imperial Eunuch (1991)

Da taijian Li Lianying (original title)
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Credited cast:
Xiaoqing Liu ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun Liu
Qi Liu
Yudi Shi
Shaojun Tian
Zi Tian
Luqiong Wang
Shou Wu
Xun Wu
Concubine Zhen
Jun Xu
Ning Xu
Hui Zhang
Tong Zhu


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Release Date:

19 August 1992 (France)  »

Also Known As:

L'eunuque impérial  »

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Realistic portrait of Empress Dowager's Eunuch
21 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

In the previous communist propaganda films, eunuchs, especially this Empress Dowager's favorite, who held the highest position, was portrayed as a devil. This film is great in that it breaks free from the traditional communist ideological restriction, describing Li Lianying, the protagonist, as the way he was in real life. In comparison to his earlier films, such as Horse Thief (Dao Ma Zei, 1986), the director moved a step further, but soon he would meet his end in his future work, as in Blue Kite, which was no longer tolerated by the regime and banned in China.

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