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The Great Magician -- In Beijing in the early 1920's, the nation's most talented performers have gathered to show off their most spectacular skills. The challenge is set - a handsome prize to whomever can reproduce a magic trick called the Eight Immortals' Treat.


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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 »
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Once you let down a woman, you can't win her back with just magic. See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Tony Chiu Wai Leung ... Chang Hsien

Ching Wan Lau ... Bully Lei

Xun Zhou ... Yin
Ni Yan ... Taga Group Assassin
Gang Wu ... Butler Liu
Paul Chun ... Liu Wan-yao
Suet Lam ... Li Feng-jen

Kenya Sawada ... Mitearai
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Fong ... Chen Kuo
Morris Hsiang Jung ... Warlord (as Morris Rong)
Vincent Kok ... Warlord
To-Hoi Kong ... Warlord
Ho Leung Lau ... Warlord
Jamie Luk ... Warlord
Jianchang Tan ... Warden Ding

Hark Tsui ... Warlord
Ziyi Wang ... Li Yi (as Zhiyi Wang)

Daniel Wu ... Captial Tsai
Dejun Xia ... Revolutionist
Zimu Zhang ... Little girl

Directed by
Tung-Shing Yee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tin Nam Chun  screenplay
Zhang Haifan  based on the novel by
Ho Leung Lau  screenplay
Tung-Shing Yee  screenplay

Produced by
Jeffery Chan .... executive producer
Catherine Hun .... associate producer
Shirley Kao .... associate producer
Mandy Law-Huang .... producer
Albert Lee .... administrative producer
Peggy Lee .... producer
Jamie Luk .... line producer
Cheuk Kau Man .... line producer (as Man Cheuk-kau)
Nansun Shi .... administrative producer
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Dong Yu .... executive producer
Hao Zhang .... administrative producer
Original Music by
Leon Ko 
Cinematography by
Nobuyasu Kita (director of photography) (as Kita Nobuyasu)
Film Editing by
Chi-Leung Kwong  (as Kong Chi-leung)
Art Direction by
W. Zhen  (as Zhen. W)
Costume Design by
Jessie Dai  (as Jessie Dai Mei-ling)
Chung Man Yee 
Makeup Department
Yun-Ling Man .... lead makeup artist: Hong Kong Crew (as Man Yun-ling)
Ying-Kwan Tam .... lead hair stylist: Hong Kong Crew (as Tam Ying-kwan)
Chung Man Yee .... makeup designer
Production Management
Lanbo Cheuk .... post-production supervisor
Hebin Sun .... production manager (as Sun Hebin)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Chingchen Chang .... assistant director: hong kong crew
Xiao Liu .... assistant director (as Liu Xiao)
Jamie Luk .... second unit director
Douglas Chingchen Chang .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jianshe Hu .... propsman (as Hu Jianshe)
Kwan Lung Lee .... special props master (as Lee Kwan-lung)
Sound Department
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound designer
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound re-recording mixer
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... sound re-recording mixer
Kim-fei Che .... stuntman: Hung Kong Crew (as Che Kim-fei)
Kwok-Leung Ching .... stuntman: Hung Kong Crew (as Ching Kwok-leung)
Wei Tung .... action choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Shinichi Chiba .... cinematographer: "b" camera, Japanese Crew (as Chiba Shinichi)
Jun Fukumoto .... cinematographer: "c" camera, Japanese Crew (as Fukumoto Jun)
Gen Ito .... second assistant camera: "c" camera, Japanese Crew (as Ito Gen)
Marusuke Kishi .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, Japanese Crew (as Kishi Marusuke)
Sinya Kocho .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, Japanese Crew (as Kocho Shinya)
Takayuki Matsumoto .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Japanese Crew (as Matsumoto Takayuki)
Akitoshi Minami .... assistant director of photography: Japanese Crew (as Minami Akitoshi)
Hironobu Ohno .... lighting assistant: Japanese Crew (as Ohno Hironobu)
Tai Ouchi .... first assistant camera: "c" camera, Japanese Crew (as Ouchi Tai)
Soshi Sato .... best boy grip: Japanese Crew (as Satoh Sohshi)
Yuta Shibata .... lighting assistant: Japanese Crew (as Shibata Yuta)
Makoto Tabe .... lighting assistant: Japanese Crew (as Tabe Makoto)
Kiyotaka Takahashi .... lighting assistant: Japanese Crew (as Takahashi Kiyotaka)
Risa Terashima .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Japanese Crew (as Terashima Risa)
Yoshimi Watabe .... gaffer (as Watabe Yoshimi)
Jupiter Wong .... still photographer: Hong Kong Crew
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ivy Chan .... costume designer: Hong Kong Crew (as Ivy Chan Tsz-man)
Editorial Department
Ron Chan .... assistant editor
Douglas Chingchen Chang .... post-production assistant director
Stéphane Ma .... assistant digital colorist (as Stephane Ma)
Other crew
To-Hoi Kong .... magic advisor

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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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Once you let down a woman, you can't win her back with just magic., 15 October 2013
Author: Ben Larson from Leesburg, FL

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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