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Confucius (2010)

Kong Zi (original title)
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The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius.

Director:

Mei Hu

Writers:

Khan Chan (screenplay), Yanjiang He (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Confucius
Xun Zhou ... Nanzi
Jianbin Chen ... Ji Sunsi
Quan Ren ... Yan Hui
Yi Lu ... Ji Sunfei
Lu Yao Lu Yao ... The Ruler of Lu
Kai Li Kai Li ... Wife of Confucius
Ban Wang Ban Wang ... Shu Sunwu
Huanshan Xu Huanshan Xu ... Laozi, the Sage of Daoism
Jingwu Ma Jingwu Ma ... The Ruler of Qi
Yanjun Bi Yanjun Bi ... The Ruler of Wei
Huichun Wang Huichun Wang ... Li Chu
Wenbo Li Wenbo Li ... Zilu
Dongyan Ma ... Ran Qiu (as Ma Qiang)
Jinming Kan Jinming Kan ... Zigong
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The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius.

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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: X-Men (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

You Lan Cao
Music by Ou Ge Deng (as Ou Ge)
Lyrics by Foreland Cultural Salon
Performed by Faye Wong
[Theme Song]
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Interesting and gripping movie with a wonderful Chow Yun Fat
6 February 2010 | by karsan12345See all my reviews

There has been some commotion around this movie concerning whether it did or did not force Avatar from the 2D screens in China. So many IMDb-voters thought it necessary to vote a '1' for this movie without even seeing it.

It's a shame because it is a really good movie. I wasn't sure myself if a story around Confucius would be able to entertain me for 2 hours but it surely did! It's a fascinating and emotional story about the later years of Confucius, played by Hong Kong-actor Chow Yun Fat. It's shows the man behind the myth.

I was very impressed with Chow's acting. I knew he was a great actor but this role is another milestone in his career. His Confucius is warm and gentle and you really feel his emotions. For his performance alone this film is worth watching.

Beware: it might not be for the usual popcorn crowd, wanting to be entertained with lots of action and superficial story lines. It's an inspirational journey! Go see it!


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

28 January 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Confuzius See more »

Filming Locations:

Hebei, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,501,039
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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