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Shi yue wei cheng (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 18 December 2009 (China)
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In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.

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Teddy Chan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Xueqi Wang ... Li Yue-Tang
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Prof. Chen Xiao-Bai
Jun Hu ... Yan Xiao-Guo
Edison Wang ... Li Chung-Guang (as Bo-Chieh Wang)
Nicholas Tse ... Ah Si
Donnie Yen ... Sum Chung-Yang
Bingbing Fan ... Yuet-yu
Yuchun Li ... Fang Hong
Mengke Bateer ... Wang Fu-Ming (Stinky Tofu)
Leon Lai ... Prince Lau Luk-Yak
Eric Tsang ... Detective Smith
Cung Le ... Yan Xiao-Guo's henchman #1
Hanyu Zhang ... Sun Yat-Sen
Simon Yam ... General Fang Tian
Jacky Cheung ... Prof. Yang Quyun
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In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.

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Taglines:

To save a nations future, they must protect one man from its past.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

18 December 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Bodyguards and Assassins See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Donnie Yen's character dies, he is hit by Jun Hu's character's horse. Immediately after he is hit, the scene is cut to Jun Hu running on foot towards Yen's body. Where did the horse go? See more »

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Remake of Chi dan hao han (1974) See more »

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Escellent Movie under all aspects.
28 April 2014 | by UcareSee all my reviews

I thought this would have been just a martial arts movie. I was wrong. It is more than that. I actually would not classify it as Martial Arts movie, but as Historic Movie (about a moment in time of a Country where Martial Arts where important). The events narrated and the way they are narrated take a more important place than the (anyway very good) martial arts scenes. I cannot understand its underrating! It is absolutely wonderfully acted, moving, epic. The characters are so human, you can "fall in love" with them, almost all actors give to their character such a humanity. This is FAR WAY BEYOND any martial art movie I have ever seen in long time. A fight for ideals, of students, of people with values, honor, integrity, dignity. People who wanted to change things. And this story is told with sensibility and humanity.


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