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Release Date:
28 January 2010 (China) See more »
The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius. | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Interesting and gripping movie with a wonderful Chow Yun Fat See more (32 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
Shera Li ... Nishang (as Li Xinru)
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
Qingyuan Wang ... Zeng Dian
Ma Yong ... Gong Boliao
Li Huan ... The Prince of Wei
Dong Ziwu ... Yan Zhuoju
Liansheng Wu ... Meng Sunhe
Gu Yang ... Hou Fan
Wenguang Huang ... 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
Yingchun Fang .... line 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

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kong Zi" - China (original title)
"Confucius Teachings" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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125 min
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57 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
Interesting and gripping movie with a wonderful Chow Yun Fat, 6 February 2010
Author: karsan12345 from Taiwan

There has been some commotion around this movie concerning whether it did or did not force Avatar from the 2D screens in China. So many IMDb-voters thought it necessary to vote a '1' for this movie without even seeing it.

It's a shame because it is a really good movie. I wasn't sure myself if a story around Confucius would be able to entertain me for 2 hours but it surely did! It's a fascinating and emotional story about the later years of Confucius, played by Hong Kong-actor Chow Yun Fat. It's shows the man behind the myth.

I was very impressed with Chow's acting. I knew he was a great actor but this role is another milestone in his career. His Confucius is warm and gentle and you really feel his emotions. For his performance alone this film is worth watching.

Beware: it might not be for the usual popcorn crowd, wanting to be entertained with lots of action and superficial story lines. It's an inspirational journey! Go see it!

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