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In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic, China broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. A ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Chang Hsien
Bully Lei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Chun
Alex Fong ...
Chen Kuo
Morris Hsiang Jung ...
Warlord (as Morris Rong)
Vincent Kok ...
To-hoi Kong ...
Suet Lam ...
Li Feng-jen
Ho Leung Lau ...
Jamie Luk ...
Tarou Mitearai
Ziyi Wang ...
Li Yi (as Zhiyi Wang)


In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic, China broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. A lieutenant is using magic to scare convicts into joining a warlord's army. His warlord has imprisoned a girl and wants her to be his seventh wife, but he's too honorable to force her. The local revolutionaries wants to kill the warlord and bring back the republic. The lieutenant is secretly a member of the Qing Dynasty Remnant and wants to bring back the Empire. The local Japanese businessman is actually trying to take over with help of the local Blackhawk gang. Into this chaos, a stranger returns from abroad with mastery of magic, and is back to recover the girl he loved (daughter of his master/teacher). Who is tricking whom and who will win at the end? Written by Kschang77

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Release Date:

22 December 2011 (China)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy mágus  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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A delightful gem from China!
24 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Part historical drama, part love story, and a LARGE part tongue in cheek social satire, this movie was a sheer delight from beginning to end.

To all that, add the fact that the magic presented is by and large correct and true to the art (unlike the totally incorrect mess that was The Prestige) and this is a movie for a magician to love.

But even without a background in magic, the clever twistyness of the plot, the humor of the dialog and the amazing acrobatics will carry almost anyone with some child in their heart through to the end with a smile on their face.

Truly a gem of a kind Hollywood hasn't made for a long time.

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