IMDb > Confucius (2010)
Kong Zi
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Confucius (2010) More at IMDbPro »Kong Zi (original title)


User Rating:
6.2/10   2,839 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 56% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Khan Chan (written by) &
Qitao Jiang (written by) ...
View company contact information for Confucius on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
28 January 2010 (China) See more »
The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius. | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
4 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Beautiful yet Uninspiring See more (31 total) »


  (in credits order)

Yun-Fat Chow ... Confucius

Xun Zhou ... Nanzi
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
Fengchao Liu ... Qi Sigong (Adult)
Chen Rui ... Daughter of Confucius
Li Xinru ... Nishang
Yongchen Liu ... Gongxichi
Xingzhe Zhang ... General Gongshan Niu
Zhenyu Qiao ... Son of Confucius
Gong Jie ... Maidservant
Gao Tian ... Qi Sigong (Teenage)
Chen Weidong ... Zeng Can
Wang Qingyuan ... Zeng Dian
Ma Yong ... Gong Boliao
Li Huan ... The Prince of Wei
Dong Ziwu ... Yan Zhuoju
Wu Liansheng ... Meng Sunhe
Gu Yang ... Hou Fan
Huang Wenguang ... Retainer of Ji Clan
Li Chunpeng ... Ziyou
Chen Liejun ... Zigao
Tang Muchun ... Zixia
Ji Yongqing ... Shen Juxu
Jiantao Zhou ... Le Shuo
Luo Minghan ... Ran Yong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ran Chen ... (uncredited)
Huang Jiao ... (uncredited)
Kaili Zhang ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Mei Hu 
Writing credits
Khan Chan (written by) &
Qitao Jiang (written by) &
Yanjiang He (written by) &
Mei Hu (written by)

Produced by
Bo-Chu Chui .... producer
Sanping Han .... executive producer
Zhang Heng .... associate producer
Rachel Liu .... executive producer
Heman Peng .... associate producer
Mingyu Peng .... associate producer
John Sham .... executive producer
Max Wang .... line producer
Punhoi Yu .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jiping Zhao 
Cinematography by
Peter Pau 
Art Direction by
Chaoxiang Lin 
Huaiqing Mao 
Costume Design by
Chung Man Yee 
Makeup Department
Suyuan Chen .... makeup department head
Wenli Feng .... makeup artist
Ling Mei .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shaodong Jiang .... second assistant director
Yang Jun .... second unit director
Luo Tianyou .... second assistant director
Xi Zi .... first assistant director
Visual Effects by
Andy Chen .... cg supervisor
Ahdee Chiu .... compositor
Pei-Zhi Huang .... effects technical director
Liwen Liu .... junior compositor
Yan Zhou .... animator
Camera and Electrical Department
Edmond Chan .... first assistant camera
Luen Wai Chan .... dolly grip
Jimmy Fok .... key grip
Patrick Ho .... camera & lighting department coordinator
Kenny Lam .... camera operator
Tak-Shing Lee .... lighting technician
Wing Yin Ng .... assistant camera
Simon J. Young .... second assistant camera
Other crew
Patrick Ho .... post production coordinator
Xiaolong Zhang .... ancient etiquette advisor

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kong Zi" - China (original title)
"Confucius Teachings" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
See more »
125 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:


What are the differences between the British Version and the Uncensored Version?
See more »
3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful yet Uninspiring, 5 February 2013
Author: Robert Thorpe from United States

I love the Asian films and the epic sagas and so when I got ahold of this I watched it right away. I am disappointed in some aspects like story telling. For me instead of focusing on his entire life with much of it wandering they should of focused more on his dealings within LU. Much like IP MAN focused not on the entire story but on the war and IP MANs role during that time. THis film is beautiful to watch and some of the characters are fun but over all an un-inspiring tale of one of the most influential scholars of all time. The problem is the script, not the directing, performances or the photography. So if you plan on seeing this film be prepared to watch a rather long film with great photography, wonderful performances but fails in its lack of storytelling.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (31 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Confucius (2010)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Chinese subtitle version roberthogan11
A bit confused about Confucius.. bamzmad
3 Word Review nathan_hodge
Theme Music (Soundtrack) Sounds Like Polar Express? acosean
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Kundun The Founding of a Republic Seven Years in Tibet Red River Valley John Rabe
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Biography section IMDb China section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.