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Documentary on the main principles of Sun Tsu "Art of War" illustrated with examples from the second world war, the Vietnam war and the American civil war. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
James Lurie ... Narrator (voice)

James Wong ... Sun Tzu
Toshishiro Obata ... King Helu

Andrew Amani ... Nang Wa

Megan Le ... Vietnamese Woman (as Megan Nguyen)

Cazzey Louis Cereghino ... Surgeon (as Cazzey Cereghino)
Tyler Dixon ... Union Patient
Charles Currier ... Alfred Owen
Malay Choeung Kim ... Asian Fighter
Tommy Leng ... Asian Fighter (as Tommy Leung)

Eliver Ling ... Asian Fighter
Thin Sam ... Asian Fighter

D.Y. Sao ... Asian Fighter
Justin Vancho ... Asian Fighter
Xj Wang ... Asian Fighter (as X.J. Wang)

Johnny Yang ... Asian Fighter
Amanda Klein ... Chinese Courtesan
Aoni Ma ... Chinese Courtesan

Sherry Shaoling ... Chinese Courtesan

Jeaneen Tang ... Chinese Courtesan

Serein Wu ... Chinese Courtesan
Jeffery A. Baker ... Soldier
Kristopher Blount ... Soldier

Joshua Bradley ... Soldier

Brian Danner ... Fighter

Nathan Hedrick ... Oberleutnant Hauptmann

David C. Hernandez ... Fighter (as David Hernandez)

Paul Jacobson ... General
Rusty Locke ... Soldier
Hunter Marks ... Soldier

Bryan McGowan ... Soldier
Kevin Moran ... Soldier
Samuel J. Paul ... Soldier

Gavin Perry ... Soldier

Mike Pfaff ... Soldier
Bryce Przychodniecz ... Soldier
Scott Roukema ... Soldier
Michael Triplett ... Soldier

Daniel R. Wolfe ... Soldier (as Dan Wolfe)
Mark McNeilly ... Himself - Author
Andrew R. Wilson ... Himself - Professor of Strategy and Policy (as Andrew R. Wilson PhD)
Foo Check Teck ... Himself - Author (as Professor Foo Check Teck PhD)
Richard Gabriel ... Himself - Distinguished Professor (as Richard A. Gabriel PhD)
Bevin Alexander ... Himself - Author
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Alandy ... Asian Fighter

Directed by
David Padrusch  (as David W. Padrusch)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Baeumler 
David Padrusch 

Produced by
Ashlee Cohen .... line producer
Jennifer Gibson .... assistant producer
Gabriel Gornell .... executive producer
Meredith Honig .... producer
Marissa Lee .... producer
David Padrusch .... executive producer
Michael Stiller .... executive producer
Ami Storck .... assistant producer
Kristal Williams .... assistant producer (as Kristal Williams-Rowley)
Original Music by
Stuart Kollmorgen (original score music)
Cinematography by
Michael Parry 
Film Editing by
David Baeumler 
David Padrusch 
Costume Design by
Christy Marie Hauptman 
Makeup Department
Michelle Chung .... key makeup artist
Liz Pisano .... makeup supervisor
Hugo Villasenor .... makeup supervisor
Sound Department
Lou Esposito .... sound effects editor
Ryan Heiferman .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Chris Wirth .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Gabriel Hall .... visual effects artist
Thomas Horvath .... visual effects artist
Jon Jovich .... digital compositor
Daniel Land .... visual effects artist
Chris Wirth .... creative director
Andrew Amani .... utility stunts
Jeffery A. Baker .... utility stunts
Kristopher Blount .... utility stunts
Joshua Bradley .... fight choreographer
Joshua Bradley .... utility stunts
Tamiko Brownlee .... utility stunts
Jefferson Cox .... utility stunts
Brian Danner .... sword fight choreographer: fight arranger
Nathan Hedrick .... utility stunts
David C. Hernandez .... utility stunts
Steven Ito .... stunt performer
Paul Jacobson .... utility stunts
Malay Choeung Kim .... stunts
Megan Le .... utility stunts (as Megan Nguyen)
Rusty Locke .... utility stunts
Bryan McGowan .... utility stunts
Kevin Moran .... utility stunts
Samuel J. Paul .... utility stunts
Gavin Perry .... utility stunts
Mike Pfaff .... utility stunts
Bryce Przychodniecz .... utility stunts
Scott Roukema .... utility stunts
Thin Sam .... utility stunts
Paul Anthony Scott .... utility stunts
Tony Sre .... utility stunts
Michael Triplett .... utility stunts
Michael Triplett .... utility stunts
Daniel R. Wolfe .... utility stunts
Johnny Yang .... utility stunts
Animation Department
Mike Gregg .... animator
Editorial Department
Jim Akimchuk .... assistant editor
Daniel Lance .... assistant editor
Kristal Williams .... assistant editor (as Kristal Williams-Rowley)
Music Department
Stuart Kollmorgen .... composer: additional music
Stuart Kollmorgen .... composer: theme music

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USA:120 min (including commercials) | USA:91 min (excluding commercials)


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An ancient text to live by, 24 August 2011
Author: evening1 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Here is a vivid depiction of the ancient military treatise that has guided successful generals for 1500 years.

Not only is "The Art of War" relevant today, but, we ignore it at our peril, the filmmaker points out. And he offers evidence from the Vietnam, Civil and other wars to prove his point.

"Know yourself, and know your enemy, and in 100 battles you will never be in peril," author Sun Tzu advises.

An important message here is that understanding is far more potent than brawn. It's all about outwitting, not overpowering. In other words: "All warfare is deception...Let your plans be as dark as night -- then strike like a thunderbolt."

"A leader must have the moral will of the people behind him," the sage advises. Too bad Lyndon Johnson didn't understand this. His enemies in Vietnam apparently knew that the "ultimate strategic goal is to break the will of the enemy."

If one must fight, it should always be from a position of strength. Thus, Pickett's charge was doomed to fail at Gettysburg. Other fairly modern examples abound.

This film could have been dry and colorless; instead, it enlivens a formidable text with drama (i.e., the anecdote about the concubines) and relevance. It has left me eager to examine the original work.

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