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Shu jian en chou lu (1987)

The story is based on the popular novel developed from folk legend. It goes that the Manchurian emperor Qianlong of China (circa 18th Century) was actually the son of a Han Chinese, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Ann Hui

Writers:

Louis Cha (novel) (as Yung Kam), Louis Cha (screenplay) (as Yung Kam) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nuo Ai Nuo Ai ... Princess Fragrance
Shichang Da ... Emperor Qian Long
Jie Deng ... Mother of Chen
Cuihua Ding Cuihua Ding ... Luo Bing, 11th sister, wife of Wen Tailai
Bichuan Guo Bichuan Guo ... Wen Tailai, 4th brother of the red flowers society
Hachier Hachier ... Mu Zuolun, prince of the uigurian
Liu Jia Liu Jia ... Huo Qingtong
Yongquan Lu Yongquan Lu ... Daozhang, 2nd brother of the red flowers society
Naichang Ren Naichang Ren ... Shi Shuanglei
Chenxi Sun Chenxi Sun ... Xinyan, page of Chen Jialuo
Hongtao Wang Hongtao Wang ... Yu Wanting, old head of the red flowers society
Min Wang Min Wang
Chunsheng Wu Chunsheng Wu ... Zhang Zhaozhong
Dalu Yu Dalu Yu ... Zhao Banshan, 3rd brother of the red flowers society
Li Yu ... Yu Ruyi, courtesan
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The story is based on the popular novel developed from folk legend. It goes that the Manchurian emperor Qianlong of China (circa 18th Century) was actually the son of a Han Chinese, the subject ethnicity. His brother of blood, Chen Jialuo just happened to be the chief of the Red Flower Society, an anti-Manchu secret society. Chen, a learned scholar, thought he could get his brother turn his back on the Manchu and restore the Han Chinese reign. But the story was ended by brutal clearence of the society members. It reflects one of the dark pages in Chinese culture, that ethics and humanity always become impotent when countered with power. Written by Gigi Tam <gigitam@hkstar.com>

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Romance of Book and Sword See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The quintessential kung fu movie
19 June 2002 | by m_van_der_valkSee all my reviews

Depicts an uprising in Qing dynasty China (17/18th Century AD). Beautifully shot on location in China. Story, music, action are all excellent. If you see only 1 kung fu movie, go and see this one.


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