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Empire of Silver (2009)

Bai yin di guo (original title)
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In 1899, a care-free young man must prepare to take over his family's Chinese banking empire.


Christina Yao


Christina Yao, Cheng Yi (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Kwok ... Third Master
Tielin Zhang ... Master Kang
Lei Hao ... Madame Kang
Jennifer Tilly ... Mrs. Landdeck
Zhicheng Ding Zhicheng Ding ... Manager Qui
Zhen Yu Lei Zhen Yu Lei ... Manager Dai
Shih-Chieh King ... Manager Liu (as Shih Chieh King)
Tong-Jian Hou Tong-Jian Hou ... Manager Sun
Tien Niu ... Yu Feng
Zhong Lü ... Lu Sao
Xiao--man Shi Xiao--man Shi ... Lao Xia
Dasheng Shi Dasheng Shi ... First Master
Deshun Wang Deshun Wang ... Bodyguard Chang You
Lantian Chang Lantian Chang ... Eunuch
Jonathan Kos-Read Jonathan Kos-Read ... Pastor Landdeck


Based on historical events, a saga of China's 'Wall Street' over a century ago. A young man must decide whether to follow his father's path or find his own when he is obligated to assume the role of heir to a banking empire. Written by Anonymous

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Great historical drama
16 August 2012 | by drumax-759-417828See all my reviews

First off this movie LOOKS great. The cinematography, the period costumes, the landscapes and the sets were masterfully done in exacting details giving the movie a genuine feel of the period (Late Imperial China during the Boxer Rebellion). It is an historical drama as well as a tragic love story telling of a pivotal time in a family. The gravity of the film never lets up and the drama is, at some points, a bit over the top but the subject matter, the crumbling of a banking family by external and internal problems, is a heavy one. This movie comes with some very harsh scenes and will not be for everyone but those who enjoy well shot, well acted (if not a bit over the top on the drama), and well set period pieces with a touch of history will like the movie. I did.

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Release Date:

2 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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