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A Terra-Cotta Warrior (1989)

Qin yong (original title)
China 2.200 years ago. It's the time of the Qin dynasty. The emperor seeks immortality by busily letting his alchemists search for a formula and building the famous terracotta army from the... See full summary »

Director:

Siu-Tung Ching

Writer:

Pik Wah Lee (as Pik Wah Li)
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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yimou Zhang ... Tian Fong
Li Gong ... Winter / Lili Chu
Tian-Ming Wu ... Movie Director
Rongguang Yu ... Bai Yun Fei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hok Kong Chan Hok Kong Chan ... Necromancer
Chun Ying Chang Chun Ying Chang ... Yuan Mong Ling (as Chan Ying Cheung)
Chan Chung Cheung Chan Chung Cheung ... Fighter
Kim Cheung Kim Cheung ... Assassin
Kong Lic Cheung Kong Lic Cheung ... Camera Man
Ah Tsui Chio Ah Tsui Chio ... Art Director
Lo Cheung Chiu Lo Cheung Chiu ... General Kam
Tinx Chiu Chow Tinx Chiu Chow ... Apprentice
Wai Chung Chu Wai Chung Chu ... Necromancer
Hong Choon Fok Hong Choon Fok ... Lady Supervisor
Tung Foo Tung Foo ... Court Lady
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Storyline

China 2.200 years ago. It's the time of the Qin dynasty. The emperor seeks immortality by busily letting his alchemists search for a formula and building the famous terracotta army from the bodies of outlaws and the condemned. This is the time Mong Tiang Fong and court lady Twon fall deeply in love. Such a thing is not tolerated at the court and when their relationship is discovered both are sentenced to death. In the meantime the alchemists have discovered the formula of immortality, but decide to destroy their work. However Twon gets possession of one immortality pill which she manages to give to Tiang Fong before he's made a terracotta warrior too. China 1930. While on location a film crew discovers parts of the grave of emperor Qin guarded by the terracotta warriors. Tiang Fong, being immortal, awakes... Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

12 April 1990 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Art & Talent Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Yun Fei flies a plane to kill Lili Chu, the shots of the plane sometimes show the plane with the wheels out and sometimes without the wheels. See more »

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Soundtracks

Love Theme
Wrtten by James Wong & Joseph Koo
Performed by Sally Yeh
Produced by Joseph Koo and Tony A.
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Pure fantasy - 2 Gong Li's for the price of one
17 May 2006 | by sangepengyouSee all my reviews

If you've only seen Gong Li's big epics, this movie will come as quite a startling surprise... but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Everyone needs a change of pace from time to time and this film definitely falls into that group.

This is definitely not the Gong Li that most westerners know but there is something about Gong Li's dual turn as a naive, ancient court lady and her haughty 1930s two-bit actress reincarnation that will definitely prompt a double-take. It's almost like two different movies rolled into one: the first an ancient love drama, the second twentieth century silliness with some intriguing costume choices. There are tears and laughter, almost like Gong Li was trying to poke fun at herself.

Watched with the right type of expectations, this fantasy filled movie is reasonably enjoyable purely escapist fare.


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