A monk leaves his monastery and ventures out into the real world for the first time in his life, and ends up in an adventure with a kung-fu master who is guarding a special artifact.


Kaige Chen


Kaige Chen (screenplay), Haofeng Xu (story) | 1 more credit »





Credited cast:
Baoqiang Wang ... He Anxia
Xuejian Li ... Master Luo Yin
Wei Fan ... Cui Daoning
Chi-Ling 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


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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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 »

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The IMAX intro for the film features a trip through a Chinese mountain landscape. See more »


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Music by Dongdong Dong
Lyrics by Chen Xi
Performed by Zhang Jie and Karen Mok
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Easily the best thing I've seen in years
8 April 2019 | by funismynameSee all my reviews

This movie is filled with wonderful characters, a compelling journey, and a strong positive message with a point at the end. I was entertained and moved emotionally. Most of the reviews I've added are negative. Why comment unless you're compelled to, right? This should indicate it isn't just a film you'll watch and forget. In a week, I watched this five times. I could watch it five more. It's very much like Pinocchio in the way the hero enters the world knowing nothing and then his mistakes lead to a great adventure. Highly recommended.

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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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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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