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Daai mo seut si (2011)

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In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic, China broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. A ... See full summary »

Director:

Tung-Shing Yee

Writers:

Tin Nam Chun (screenplay), Ho Leung Lau (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Chang Hsien (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Ching Wan Lau ... Bully Lei
Xun Zhou ... Yin
Yan Ni ... Taga Group Assassin
Gang Wu ... Butler Liu
Paul Chun ... Liu Wan-yao
Suet Lam ... Li Feng-jen
Kenya Sawada ... Mitearai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Fong ... Chen Kuo
Morris Hsiang Jung ... Warlord (as Morris Rong)
Vincent Kok ... Warlord
To-Hoi Kong To-Hoi Kong ... Warlord
Ho Leung Lau Ho Leung Lau ... Warlord
Jamie Luk ... Warlord
Jianchang Tan Jianchang Tan ... Warden Ding
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Storyline

In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic, China broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. A lieutenant is using magic to scare convicts into joining a warlord's army. His warlord has imprisoned a girl and wants her to be his seventh wife, but he's too honorable to force her. The local revolutionaries wants to kill the warlord and bring back the republic. The lieutenant is secretly a member of the Qing Dynasty Remnant and wants to bring back the Empire. The local Japanese businessman is actually trying to take over with help of the local Blackhawk gang. Into this chaos, a stranger returns from abroad with mastery of magic, and is back to recover the girl he loved (daughter of his master/teacher). Who is tricking whom and who will win at the end? Written by Kschang77

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

22 December 2011 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Magician See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Cai Qing Ren
Music by Leon Ko
Lyrics by Chris Shum
Performed by Tony Chiu-Wai Leung & Xun Zhou
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A delightful gem from China!
24 July 2013 | by jeffpkSee all my reviews

Part historical drama, part love story, and a LARGE part tongue in cheek social satire, this movie was a sheer delight from beginning to end.

To all that, add the fact that the magic presented is by and large correct and true to the art (unlike the totally incorrect mess that was The Prestige) and this is a movie for a magician to love.

But even without a background in magic, the clever twistyness of the plot, the humor of the dialog and the amazing acrobatics will carry almost anyone with some child in their heart through to the end with a smile on their face.

Truly a gem of a kind Hollywood hasn't made for a long time.


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