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The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jianbin Chen ...
Ji Sunsi
Quan Ren ...
Yan Hui
Yi Lu ...
Ji Sunfei
Lu Yao ...
The Ruler of Lu
Kai Li ...
Wife of Confucius
Ban Wang ...
Shu Sunwu
Huanshan Xu ...
Laozi, the Sage of Daoism
Jingwu Ma ...
The Ruler of Qi
Yanjun Bi ...
The Ruler of Wei
Huichun Wang ...
Li Chu
Wenbo Li ...
Zilu
Ma Qiang ...
Ran Qiu
Jinming Kan ...
Zigong
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The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius.

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Covering a lot of ground
14 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

And I'm not only talking about the years this tries to put in here. It's over 2 hours, but of course those two hours could never be enough to capture every complexity or all of his teachings. One thing is for sure, as an established actor, you almost couldn't imagine anyone else playing that role. Not saying there aren't other talented guys (Tony Leung, Andy Lau and more), but it seems Chow Yun Fat was the right choice, because he is also known in the West (and because he can act too of course).

The story moves along nicely, we also get quite a few action scenes thrown our way. There is a lot of drama and also a few nice resolutions. Some of the teachings get shown and you can see that most people had great respect for the master back then too. Which of course makes it almost impossible to believe some of the things that happened to him. They seem to be very particular when it comes to dates, but I'm sure they were creative in the times in between. A nice little movie, but I think if you want to know more about him, you'd be better off reading a book.


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