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Battle of the Warriors (2006)

Mo gong (original title)
Story centers on a battle during China's Warring States Period, a series of civil wars, which spanned from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C. Based on a popular Japanese manga, which was in turn based a Japanese novel inspired by Warring States history in China.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andy Lau ... Ge Li - the Mohist
Sung-Ki Ahn ... Zhao Commander Xiang Yan-zhong (as Sungki Ahn)
Zhiwen Wang Zhiwen Wang ... King of Liang
Bingbing Fan ... Liang Cavalry Chief Yi Yue
Si Won Choi ... Prince Liang Shi (as Siwon Choi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siu-Ho Chin ... Liang General Niu Zi Zhang (as Siu Ho Chin)
Tin Chiu Hung Tin Chiu Hung ... Zhao General Gao He-yong
Yongjian Lin ... Cai Qiu
Xinyi Liu Xinyi Liu ... Colonel
Shaan Price Shaan Price ... Yuan Yu
Pengfei Qin Pengfei Qin
Wu Ma ... Royal Tutor of Liang
Nicky Wu ... Liang Archer Zi Tuan (as Qi-long Wu)
Lixiao Yang Lixiao Yang ... Girl spy
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Storyline

In 370 B.C, China was separated as seven nations and several other small tribes, one of these being the city state of Liang. The nation of Zhao is led by the terrifying prime commander Xiang Yangzhong who orders his troops to launch an attack on Liang in a bid to conquer the small city. Leaping to the defense of the cowed people of Liang is a warrior who goes by the name of 'Ge Li' from the Mo-Tsu school of thought, renowned for its defensive skills, respect for simplicity and peace, and belief in universal love. He is their last hope as the terrors of Yangzhong's troops are unleashed. The future of Liang now hangs in the balance, with all their hopes pinned on the mysterious Mo-Tsu warrior Ge Li... Written by Ben

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Genres:

Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | Japan | South Korea | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

23 November 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene where the two scouts escape from the enemy camp after the soldiers spot them, the surrounding light changes from pitch black to broad daylight. (Obviously someone forgot to put the filter on the camera lens.) See more »

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a humanist vision on war
4 December 2006 | by kjuwongSee all my reviews

being a huge fan of the original Japanese manga version of the Muk Gong, i have a big expectation to see this movie, and it doesn't disappoint. whereas the original manga covers much deeper the Mo Jia theories and their developments and the meaning behind, the movie actually adapted the storyline splendidly (though some may find some scenes towards the end a bit incoherent, you will know if you have read the manga) and the movie focus more about the ethnics of war. A big tension about the film is that Ge Li (andy lau) has to use warfare strategies to spread his self-sacrifice/non-attack/cross-spectrum love ideals (i believe this is how a Chinese philosophy get closest to the Christian ideal), moreover his existence is only valid during war time period, this contradiction of Ge Li can actually explain the developments of the movie. the director Chi Leung Cheung spent more than 10 years to do this movie and andy lau said in interviews that without Cheung he wouldn't take the post of Ge Li, this movie is definitely not only about the visual, but the inner meanings of the now almost forgotten Mo Jia. Sometimes it makes you wonder how china would be like if Mo Jia (along with many more other Jias; Jia = schools of thought) were not abandoned... i recommend all those who like the movie to check out the manga and novel as well...


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