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Qing dian da sheng (2005)

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

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Tripitaka
... Yue Meiyan
... Princess Xiaoshan
... Sun Wukong
... Red Child
... Zhu Wuneng
Steven Cheung ... Sha Wujing
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Alternate face of Buddha
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... (as Wai-Man Chan)
... Lizard Queen (as Shirley Dai)
Goo-Bi GC
San Kao
Yiu-Cheung Lai
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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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22 December 2005 (Hong Kong)  »

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A Chinese Tall Story  »

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$28,449 (Hong Kong), 6 January 2006, Limited Release
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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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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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Donkeys don't appreciate honey
16 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Well, first of all, don't listen to the people complaining about the CGI (special effects). This is a comedy movie and its all about the story, the beautiful scenarios, clothing, the jokes, the acting, originality. The story is very funny and original, besides, the director is one of the most recognized of Chinese culture. It also have the background stories and legends of Chinese folklore, like journey to the west, among others, so there are many layers of meaning about the jokes and the story. Its a silly story but it also has its deepness and tenderness. The CGI are used only for the sake of the story, the director Jeffrey Lau and many folk stories like this in Chinese cinema have an approach of cinema more like a theatre play, not like a hoolywood movie that want to impress with special effects. So you have to expect very cheesy and bad CGI. I put 10 stars not because it's perfect movie, but because it's so underrated that it hurts, its the kind of movie that many people who aren't aware of Chinese cinema tradition will rate it as garbage. An extremely original, fun and even beautiful (at moments) experience for me.


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