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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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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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Version of Confucius (2011) See more »

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You Lan Cao
Music by Ou Ge Deng (as Ou Ge)
Lyrics by Foreland Cultural Salon
Performed by Faye Wong
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Covering a lot of ground
14 October 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

And I'm not only talking about the years this tries to put in here. It's over 2 hours, but of course those two hours could never be enough to capture every complexity or all of his teachings. One thing is for sure, as an established actor, you almost couldn't imagine anyone else playing that role. Not saying there aren't other talented guys (Tony Leung, Andy Lau and more), but it seems Chow Yun Fat was the right choice, because he is also known in the West (and because he can act too of course).

The story moves along nicely, we also get quite a few action scenes thrown our way. There is a lot of drama and also a few nice resolutions. Some of the teachings get shown and you can see that most people had great respect for the master back then too. Which of course makes it almost impossible to believe some of the things that happened to him. They seem to be very particular when it comes to dates, but I'm sure they were creative in the times in between. A nice little movie, but I think if you want to know more about him, you'd be better off reading a book.


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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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,501,039
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2.35 : 1
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