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Mulan (2009)

Hua Mulan (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 27 November 2009 (China)
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The epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior, Mulan, who fights to defend her father.

Directors:

Jingle Ma, Wei Dong (co-director)

Writers:

Jingle Ma, Ting Zhang (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wei Zhao ... Hua Mulan
Kun Chen ... Wentai
Rongguang Yu ... Hua Hu (Mulan's father)
Jiao Xu ... Young Hua Mulan
Jaycee Chan ... Fei Xiaohu
Jun Hu ... Modu
Angel Liu ... Princess of Rouran
Vitas Vitas ... Wude
Zhou Sun ... Emperor
Fuzhen Kang ... Xiaobai
Nicky Lee ... Hu Kui
Min Xu ... Chanyu
Hongjiang Hou Hongjiang Hou ... Zang Zhi
Guofeng Li Guofeng Li ... Dafei
Xinglei Wang Xinglei Wang ... Xiaohulu
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Storyline

When barbarian hordes threaten her homeland, the brave and cunning Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to swell the ranks in her aging father's stead. The warrior's remarkable courage drives her through powerful battle scenes and brutal wartime strategy. Mulan loses dear friends to the enemy's blade as she rises to become one of her country's most valuable leaders - but can she win the war before her secret is exposed? Written by AnonymousB

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

27 November 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Mulan: Rise of a Warrior See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Hua Mulan: Today we will stain the battlefield with our blood. Behind us is our homeland. If we have to bleed out our last drop of blood, if we have to become bleached bones in this desert, we must defend it to the death! We must let the Rourans know we Wei warriors will never surrender and will never compromise! Soldiers may rebel against me, generals may leave me for dead, but I, Hua Mulan, will never betray my country!
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Version of Lady General Hua Mu Lan (1964) See more »

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Mulan Love
Composed by Shih Shiong Lee
Lyrics by Chia-Yang Yi
Performed by Stefanie Sun
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Not an epic, but a thoroughly good yarn
14 July 2010 | by Chris-Winters2See all my reviews

Having Just watched this film, and whilst it is still fresh in my mind I found the movie to be a refreshing change to traditional epics offered by Asian Cinema. House of flying daggers it is not, but as an interpretation of Chinese folklore that was based on a poem, it is a piece of cinematic creativity in it's own right. The casting of Wei Zhao was a smart move. Vicki is a potentially under rated actress who displays a versatility that is often never matched by over paid Western A - listers. For the tone and content of a film that has no provable substance in fact, Vicki does an outstanding job of expressing the bland emotion and lack of compassion that would be synonymous with the era and situation with which the film is set.

At it's heart is a love story that is put aside by the burdens of war. This is so effectively displayed by the acting skill of the lead that it could be mistaken for lacking any substance at all, but with such interpretive subject matter the leads pull you in and make you share in the joy and the hurt that their lives are taking.

This is essentially an amazing piece of cinema, with a talented cast and a talented director. There are many ways to while away an afternoon. Getting lost in the majesty this provides is well worth the time


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