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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 »

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Siu-Tung Ching

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Pik Wah Lee (as Pik Wah Li)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yimou Zhang ... Tian Fong
Li Gong ... Winter / Lili Chu
Rongguang Yu ... Bai Yun Fei (as Yung Kang Yu)
Suk Bung Luk Suk Bung Luk ... Emperor Qin
Lo Cheung Chiu Lo Cheung Chiu ... General Kam
Hian Cheung Ng Hian Cheung Ng ... Mong Tee
Pok Man Tse Pok Man Tse ... Tsui Fok
Tinx Chiu Chow Tinx Chiu Chow ... Apprentice
Hong Choon Fok Hong Choon Fok ... Lady Supervisor
Kim Cheung Kim Cheung ... Assassin
Siu Wah Tsui Siu Wah Tsui ... Assassin
Han Shan Fung Han Shan Fung ... Necromancer
Shean Hing Ma Shean Hing Ma ... Necromancer
Wai Chung Chu Wai Chung Chu ... Necromancer
Hok Kong Chan Hok Kong Chan ... Necromancer
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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:

A Terra-Cotta Warrior See more »

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Art & Talent Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Terracota Soldier comes to life!
29 March 2017 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This was an interesting Hong Kong film I saw once when I was a kid, starring Zhang Yimou as am immortal Terracotta soldier, Meng Tianfang, who awakens in the 1930s and meets Lili Chu, the reincarnated woman of his love, Winter. Tianfang had been entombed in the statue of the soldier for hundreds of years before he awakens.

The lovely Gong Li plays two roles, Lili Chu and Winter. There is drama, romance tears, laughter and intriguing costumes choices for the cast of characters. This movie definitely brings the legendary ancient China's Terracotta Soldiers to life - entertaining to watch.

Grade B


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