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Dao shi xia shan (2015)

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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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)
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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Certificate:

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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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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

One Moment
Music by Dongdong Dong
Lyrics by Chen Xi
Performed by Zhang Jie and Karen Mok
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You need to experience both GOOD and BAD films ...
4 October 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

... TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE.

I watch a lot of movies ... so many that the IMDb once tagged me and released me into the wild to see what theatre I would pick.

After reading the other member reviews (thanks guys) I think the reason I enjoyed it so much is that I never read the novel nor did I bring any preconceptions.

What I found was a beautifully filmed, acted, and directed movie which was just daffy and unpredictable enough to hold my attention.

You say PO-TAE-TOE. I say PA-TAT-O.

What others see as a mishmash and fighting among writers and directors I see as a puzzle that the viewer needs to put together.

Recommended.


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