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Tin Nam Chun (screenplay)
Tung-Shing Yee (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 December 2011 (China) See more »
In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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A delightful gem from China! See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Tony Chiu Wai Leung ... Chang Hsien

Ching Wan Lau ... Bully Lei

Xun Zhou ... Yin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Chun
Alex Fong ... Chen Kuo
Morris Hsiang Jung ... Warlord (as Morris Rong)
Vincent Kok ... Warlord
To-hoi Kong ... Warlord
Suet Lam ... Li Feng-jen
Ho Leung Lau ... Warlord
Jamie Luk ... Warlord

Kenya Sawada ... Tarou Mitearai

Hark Tsui ... Warlord
Zhiyi Wang ... Li Yi

Daniel Wu
Gang Wu
Dejun Xia
Ni Yan

Directed by
Tung-Shing Yee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tin Nam Chun  screenplay
Ho Leung Lau  screenplay
Tung-Shing Yee  screenplay

Produced by
Jeffery Chan .... executive producer
Jeffrey Chan .... executive producer
Henry Fong .... producer
Mandy Law-Huang .... producer
Peggy Lee .... producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Dong Yu .... executive producer
Original Music by
Leon Ko 
Cinematography by
Nobuyasu Kita (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chi-Leung Kwong 
Production Design by
Chung Man Yee 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Chingchen Chang .... assistant director
Sound Department
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound designer
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound re-recording mixer
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Siu Fu Ma .... compositor
To-hoi Kong .... action choreographer
Wei Tung .... action choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Shinichi Chiba .... b camera/steadicam opeator
Jun Fukumoto .... camera operator: "c" camera
Yoshimi Watabe .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Ron Chan .... assistant editor
Douglas Chingchen Chang .... post-production assistant
Stéphane Ma .... assistant colorist (as Stephane Ma)
Music Department
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... music score mixer
Other crew
To-hoi Kong .... magic consultant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Daai mo seut si" - Hong Kong (original title)
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128 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A delightful gem from China!, 24 July 2013
Author: jeffpk from United States

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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