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Monk Comes Down the Mountain (2015)

Dao shi xia shan (original title)
Not Rated | | Action | 3 July 2015 (China)
Based on Xu Haofeng's novel A Monk Comes Down the Mountain, the film relates the story of a listless young Taoist cleric called He Anxia who is ejected from his impoverished monastery and ... See full summary »

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Kaige Chen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Baoqiang Wang ... He Anxia
Xuejian Li ... Master Luo Yin
Wei Fan ... Cui Daoning
Chiling Lin ... Yu Zhen
Vanness Wu ... Cui Daorong (as Van Ness Wu)
Danny Kwok-Kwan Chan ... Zhao Zinchuan (as Danny Kwok Kwan Chan)
Xueqi Wang ... Rusong
Aaron Kwok ... Zhou Xiyu (as Aaron Kwok Fu Shing)
Qi Dong Qi Dong ... Wang Xiangning
Zhuangzhuang Tian ... Peng Xiaowen
Wah Yuen ... Peng Qianwu
Chen Chang ... Boss Zha
Suet Lam ... Zhao Liren
Jaycee Chan ... Peng Qizi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tiger Hu Chen ... Guo Jing
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Storyline

Based on Xu Haofeng's novel A Monk Comes Down the Mountain, the film relates the story of a listless young Taoist cleric called He Anxia who is ejected from his impoverished monastery and finds himself playing Virgil in an infernal 1930s Chinese city. Written by Ali Salami

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Action

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

China | USA

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

3 July 2015 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Monk Comes Down the Mountain See more »

Filming Locations:

Hebei Province, China

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,455,686
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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jaycee Chan, Jackie Chan's son, appears in this film. However, due to the scandal surrounding his marijuana usage he is not credited in any publicity. See more »

Soundtracks

Floating World
Music and lyrics by Qu Shicong
Performed by Zhang Jie
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Learning and living
20 October 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Life after Shaolin school-the movie gives us a look at this. From someone who got kicked out and actually might not be qualified to be called a Shaolin. But apart from technicalities, this is about an individual who tries to make a living. One way or the other, but always dishing out respect to others. Doesn't change the fact, that he has some major flaws (what Shaolin would steal really?).

But that's why the movie has kind of a unique flavor. It's a bit of a mix of things, that make this weird and not as accessible as other martial arts movies, but it still has a lot going for it. Like the fight scenes, which arguably are not the best ever put on film, but are still entertaining enough, if you are into that kind of thing. Which is a statement that rings true for the entire movie


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