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The Drummer (2007) More at IMDbPro »Zhan. gu (original title)

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The Drummer -- THE DRUMMER is an original and stylistic cinematic feast of sight and sound. 
It is the first feature film to combine an engaging character-driven story with
dramatic action and the stunning art of Chinese zen drumming.


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Release Date:
11 October 2007 (Hong Kong) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jaycee Chan ... Sid

Angelica Lee ... Hong Dou (as Lee Sinje)

Roy Cheung ... Ah Chiu

Josie Ho ... Sina
Ruo-yu Liu ... Lan Jie
Chih-chun Huang ... Sifu/Master (as Huang Chih-Chun)

Kenneth Tsang ... Stephen Ma

Hei-Yi Cheng ... Carmen (as Yumiko Cheng)

Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Kwan
Shih-Yun Huang ... Milin
Hsiu-Chin Lin ... Shan
Yu-Fong Tu ... Yilu
Yi-Ting Huang ... Ting
Kun-Ming Huang ... Ching

Bo-Ren Cheng ... Shu
Chiu Chi-Hon ... Di (as Chiu Chi Hon)
Tu Chi-Chao ... Feng
Lo Chun-Ho ... Michael
Hardpark ... Band

Eugenia Yuan ... Kwan's wife
Man Shing ... Ho
Ho Ka Long ... Kwan Gang Member 1
Siu-Hung Tang ... Kwan Gang Member 2
Moses Ka-Chung Chan ... Stephen Ma Gang Member 1
Yat Wa Ho ... Stephen Ma Gang Member 2 (as Ho Yat Wah)

Glen Chin ... Uncle Tak
Yau Fai Cheung ... Rival Gangster 1
Johnson Ka Wing Lau ... Rival Gangster 2
Ting Chau Hoi ... Rival Gangster 3
Chi-Ming Ng ... Rival Gangster 4 (as Chi Ming Ng)
Cheung-Chong Tse ... Village lai
Lam Ming Yiu ... Sir Officer Chan
Ken Lo ... Businessman
Chan Shuk Ling ... Businessman's Girlfriend
Lo Wai Kai ... Inmate

Andrew Ng ... The Monk
Virgina Fang ... Ah Chiu's Wife
Toby Wong ... Ah Chiu's Son

Winnie Shih-Ying Chang ... Instructor (as Chang Shi Ying)
Jimmy Wu ... Motivational assistant (as Chie-Min Wu)
Liu Ting Ke ... Flyer Girl #1
Yu Ling Liu ... Flyer Girl #2
Wang Jun Shun ... Boy with Stick
Tommy Yu ... Delivery Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wai-Kai Law ... Inmate

Directed by
Kenneth Bi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenneth Bi 

Produced by
John Aryananda .... associate producer
Peggy Chiao .... producer
William Fu .... executive producer
Thanassis Karathanos .... producer
Albert Lee .... co-producer
Rosa Li .... executive producer
Rosa Li .... producer
Philipp Tschappat .... associate producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Original Music by
Andre Matthias 
Cinematography by
Sam Koa 
Film Editing by
Kenneth Bi 
Isabel Meier 
Art Direction by
Alex Mok 
Costume Design by
Cindy Fong-Tai Cheung 
Production Management
Che Chuen Chan .... production manager
Tze Hung Lam .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sophia Shek .... second assistant director
Jimmy Wu .... second assistant director
Art Department
Koon Wah Cheung .... property master
Ying-Kwong Hui .... key grip
Sound Department
Duu-Chih Tu .... sound
Music Department
Sandro Friedrich .... musician: ethnic flutes
Trey Lee .... musician: cello soloist
Other crew
Undine Filter .... production coordinator
Martin Hampel .... production trainee
Kirsten Niehuus .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zhan. gu" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Hong Kong:118 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Kwan:Your acting was pretty good. I love these games. You have anything else to say?See more »
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References Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)See more »

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