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Empire of Silver -- Based on historical events, a saga of China's 'Wall Street' over a century ago. A young man must decide whether to follow his father's path or find his own when he is obligated to assume the role of heir to a banking empire.
Empire of Silver -- Based on historical events, EMPIRE OF SILVER is the passionate saga of China's 'Wall Street' over a century ago.  A young man must decide whether to follow his father's path or find his own when he is obligated to assume the role of heir to a banking empire.


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Christina Yao (written by)
Cheng Yi (book)
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Release Date:
2 June 2011 (USA) See more »
In 1899, a carefree young man must prepare to take over his family's Chinese banking empire. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Empire of Silver
 (From JustPressPlay. 10 June 2011, 3:48 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Aaron Kwok ... Third Master
Tielin Zhang ... Master Kang

Lei Hao ... Madame Kang
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jin Chai
Lantian Chang ... Eunuch
Shih-Chieh Chin ... Manager Liu (as Shih Chieh King)
Zhicheng Ding ... Manager Qui
Jonathan Kos-Read ... Pastor Landdeck
Zhen Yu Lei ... Manager Dai

Zhong Lü ... Lu Sao
John Paisley ... Dr. Wilson
Dasheng Shi ... First Master
Niu Tien ... Yu Feng

Jennifer Tilly ... Mrs. Landdeck
Deshun Wang

Directed by
Christina Yao 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christina Yao  written by
Cheng Yi  book

Produced by
Peggy Chiao .... producer
Congxi Li .... line producer
Jeremy Thomas .... executive producer
Christina Yao .... producer
Original Music by
Seikô Nagaoka 
Cong Su 
Cinematography by
Anthony Pun  (as Yiu Ming Pun)
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
Production Design by
Chung Man Yee 
Art Direction by
Ji-Ping Chang  (as Chi-Ping Chang)
Christina Yao 
Makeup Department
Yun-Ling Man .... makeup artist
Yunglin Man .... makeup designer
Production Management
Congxi Li .... production manager
Sound Department
Brandon Jones .... sound editor
Jeffery Alan Jones .... sound designer
Jeffery Alan Jones .... supervising sound editor
Jia Liu .... sound mixer
Jiajia Mok .... sound effects editor
Jing Tao .... sound mixer
Jing Tao .... sound
Andy Wright .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Gary Brown .... visual effects supervisor
Gary J. Brown .... visual effects supervisor
Yuen Fai Ng .... visual effects supervisor
Jun Ren .... digital production manager
Bobbie Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Wai-Chuen Wong .... lighting designer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessie Dai .... co-costume designer
Chung Man Yee .... costumer
Editorial Department
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Nobuhito Ikehata .... music producer
Hai Lin .... composer: additional music
Hai Lin .... composer: theme music
Seikô Nagaoka .... composer: additional music
Seikô Nagaoka .... composer: theme music
Frank Strobel .... conductor
Cong Su .... composer: additional music
Other crew
David Magdael .... publicist
Rick Rosenthal .... production counsel
Wei Tung .... choreographer (as Stephen Tung)
Alex Vinnitski .... marketing coordinator (as Alexander Vinnitski)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bai yin di guo" - China (original title)
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113 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Hong Kong:IIB | South Korea:15


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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Great historical drama, 16 August 2012
Author: drumax-759-417828 from United States

First off this movie LOOKS great. The cinematography, the period costumes, the landscapes and the sets were masterfully done in exacting details giving the movie a genuine feel of the period (Late Imperial China during the Boxer Rebellion). It is an historical drama as well as a tragic love story telling of a pivotal time in a family. The gravity of the film never lets up and the drama is, at some points, a bit over the top but the subject matter, the crumbling of a banking family by external and internal problems, is a heavy one. This movie comes with some very harsh scenes and will not be for everyone but those who enjoy well shot, well acted (if not a bit over the top on the drama), and well set period pieces with a touch of history will like the movie. I did.

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