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

Cast

  (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
Catherine Hun .... associate producer
Shirley Kao .... associate producer
Mandy Law-Huang .... producer
Peggy Lee .... producer
Jamie Luk .... line producer
Cheuk Kau Man .... line producer (as Man Cheuk-kau)
Albert Yeung .... executive producer
Dong Yu .... executive 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)
 
Production Design by
Chung Man Yee 
 
Art Direction by
W. Zhen  (as Zhen. W)
 
Costume Design by
Jessie Dai  (as Jessie Dai Mei-ling)
 
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)
 
Production Management
Lanbo Cheuk .... production supervisor
Hebin Sun .... production manager (as Sun Hebin)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
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
 
Visual Effects by
Siu Fu Ma .... compositor
 
Stunts
Kim-fei Che .... stuntman: Hung Kong Crew (as Che Kim-fei)
Kwok-Leung Ching .... stuntman: Hung Kong Crew (as Ching Kwok-leung)
To-hoi Kong .... action choreographer
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
Stéphane Ma .... assistant colorist (as Stephane Ma)
 
Music Department
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... music score mixer
 
Other crew
Douglas Chingchen Chang .... assistant to director: Hong Kong Crew (as Douglas Chang)
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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Runtime:
128 min
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2 out of 3 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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