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A Chinese Tall Story (2005)

Qing dian da sheng (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 22 December 2005 (Hong Kong)
A love story between an alien and a monk.

Director:

Jeffrey Lau

Writer:

Jeffrey Lau (as An Ji)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicholas Tse ... Tripitaka
Charlene Choi ... Yue Meiyan
Bingbing Fan ... Princess Xiaoshan
Bo-lin Chen ... Sun Wukong
Isabella Leong ... Red Child
Kenny Kwan ... Zhu Wuneng
Steven Cheung Steven Cheung ... Sha Wujing
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenny Bee ... Alternate face of Buddha
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... (as Wai-Man Chan)
Jiaoqian Dai ... Lizard Queen (as Shirley Dai)
Goo-Bi GC
Dong Han
San Kao San Kao
Yiu-Cheung Lai
Tats Lau
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Storyline

Taking place in the younger days of the famous monk, Tripitaka (known for bringing the sacred Bhuddist sutras from India to China), the film tells a fantastical adventure of the monk and his three disciples. On their way to the city of Shache, the monk narrowly escapes an attack from a group of demons. While trying to think of a way to rescue his disciples, he is captured by the king of reptiles and placed under the vigilance of Meiyan, an ugly demon who falls in love with the monk. Luckily, a princess from another galaxy rescues the monk, deeply affecting Meiyan, who pursues the two. In a twist of fate, the ugly Meiyan decides to help her beloved and teams up with the princess to rescue Tripitaka's three disciples. Written by Ploy P.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

22 December 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Chinese Tall Story See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$28,449 (Hong Kong), 6 January 2006, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Unknown: The greatest distance divides us, not because you are oblivious to my love, when I stand in front of you; but because we each other, knowing fate will forever keep us apart.
[translated from chinese text shown on screen]
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Connections

Spoofs In the Mood for Love (2000) See more »

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Love Saint
Performed by Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi
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pretty good movie pity some people have no taste
12 January 2006 | by petedeliteSee all my reviews

are you crazy or what? this movie has talent who are you to criticize a movie that was made by famous directors and producers? i mean you must be watching some crappy version because if you had a proper version you wouldn't think its some low resolution game graphics..

this movie is for people who enjoy hongkong cinema the other side to what Asian people enjoy watching.. you are such a sellout.. hongkong cinema is totally different to that of Hollywood, hk cinema is in a class of its own...

so if you don't enjoy watching movies from hongkong producers don't go and ramble on about how its a waste of time to watch.. just let other people enjoy the movie..

and personally I've seen this movie and i love its story and the way it was made..


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