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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)
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

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,455,686
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

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

One Moment
Music by Dongdong Dong
Lyrics by Chen Xi
Performed by Zhang Jie and Karen Mok
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Imagination
26 August 2017 | by eyeintreesSee all my reviews

Heck, I read all the reviews and thought I really needed to see this one.

Everyone waiting for a typical Kung Fu movie isn't going to get one. If that's what you want, go home.

However, if you think Kung Fu + Fairytale + The Matrix sounds good, this is one for you.

In almost each review all I read was whiny, whingey, unimaginative dross. Lighten up folks, indulge in that wonderful whimsy called imagination and you might come to truly love and appreciate superlative brilliance for a change, instead of the usual crap that comes of movie theatres.

One thing that even the unimaginative will enjoy is the incredible beauty and the stunning cinematography.

Totally captivating. Even ape strike, which I think I actually understood!


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