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The Great Magician (2011)
"Daai mo seut si" (original title)

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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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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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Da mo shu shi  »

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Once you let down a woman, you can't win her back with just magic.
15 October 2013 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Hero, Infernal Affairs, Lust Caution, 2046) and Xun Zhou, one of the best actresses in film, head this tale of intrigue and deception.

In a China destabilized and in social and political confusion, a mysterious magician returns home from Europe. In the background a political intrigue aimed at restoring the Qing Dynasty deposed by the Revolution of 1911. Amid this, a quest to reclaim a stolen love.

Magic, vaudeville, and politics mix in this romance, and one is not sure is it is all a bit confusing.

But it all makes sense in the end, or does it?


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