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Zhan. gu (2007)

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A gangster's willful son is sent into hiding over sexual misconduct. Sent far, he unexpectedly takes up with remote Buddhist drummers who slowly but profoundly influence his life.

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Sid
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Hong Dou (as Lee Sinje)
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Ah Chiu
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Sina
Ruo-yu Liu ...
Lan Jie
Chih-chun Huang ...
Sifu / Master (as Huang Chih-Chun)
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Stephen Ma
Hei-Yi Cheng ...
Carmen (as Yumiko Cheng)
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Kwan
Shih-Yun Huang ...
Milin
Hsiu-Chin Lin ...
Shan
Yu-Fong Tu ...
Yilu
Yi-Ting Huang ...
Ting
Kun-Ming Huang ...
Ching
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Shu
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Hong Kong mob lord Kwan's spoiled-rotten heir Sid is caught having sex with father's 'business partner' Stephen Ma's daughter. To avoid an honor murder, Sid is rushed to the Taiwanese countryside, incognito, with a bodyguard. There Sid decides to transfer his rock drummer ambitions to the reputed local Zen percussion ensemble of master Ah Chiu, who uses music lessons as Buddhist life training. Still, crime connections catch up. Written by KGF Vissers

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11 October 2007 (Hong Kong)  »

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El latido del tambor  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The Drummer is the first feature film from Hong Kong and Taiwan selected for competition at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won The Hollywood Reporter's Critics' Pick. See more »

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Kwan: I'm a gangster but he's a gangster in a suit.
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Quite impressive movie on drums & life
4 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

I liked the movie a lot due to the kinda spiritual message or Buddhist philosophy that was eloquently conveyed throughout the movie. But much more than that, I truly enjoyed the beating of the drums and rehearsal scenes of the artistes in the movie. The way Jaycee Chan's character evolves gradually into a better being is conveyed impressively. Jaycee is a decent actor but I must say he looks blank in many scenes which required intense expression of emotion. One of those lesser known movies here in India which can be watched without any guilt. Maybe you might even become a calmer person or have a greater appreciation for the little things in life after watching this!


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