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Ji yi da shi (2017)

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After undergoing a procedure to erase his memories, a successful author begins having unexplained recollections relating to a series of unsolved murders.

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Leste Chen

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Leste Chen, Peng Ren (as Ryan Ren)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Huang ... Jiang Feng
Yihong Duan Yihong Duan ... Shen Hanqiang
Jinglei Xu ... Zhang Daichen
Zishan Yang ... Chen Shanshan
Patricio Antonio Liang Patricio Antonio Liang ... Lei Zi (as Jieli Liang)
Wei-Ning Hsu ... Shen Hanqiang's Mother (as Tiffany Hsu)
Zhener Wang Zhener Wang ... Li Huilan
Gang Jiao ... Li Hang
Nianhua Zhang Nianhua Zhang ... Shen Hanqiang's Father
Hanmeng Du Hanmeng Du ... Li Xiaoyun
Ming Hu ... The Thief
Yuanhui Li Yuanhui Li ... Doctor Wu
Yingrui Cao Yingrui Cao ... Shen Hanqiang (Boyhood)
Yufang Wu ... Jiang Feng's Mother
Kaidi Yang Kaidi Yang ... Nurse (as Candy Yang)
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Storyline

What will happen if your brain locates a memory that doesn't belong to you? In 2025, the memory-manipulation operation has been popularized across the world. Feng, a prestigious novelist (Huang Bo), deletes the memory of his failed marriage. But when he tries to recover the lost memories, he finds himself in the mind of a serial killer. He reaches out to police officer Shen (Duan Yihong) and when they begin to solve the case together, a conspiracy surfaces. Written by Wanda Media

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle of Memories See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$224,942, 28 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$570,992, 19 May 2017
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Battle of Memories
Music by Bingyang Song
Lyrics by Daryl Yao
Arranged by nm4587329
Mixed by Raymond Lee
Produced by Kid Kong
Performed by Dimash Kudaibergen
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Clever thriller

Chinese/ Thai co-production about a man, going through a divorce, who has a procedure done which removes select memories from his mind. He later has the surgery reversed, to regain his lost memories, and finds his memory is now somehow linked with that of a killer, possibly a serial killer. A major problem is that he sees the memories the killer has * in first person *, so when he attempts to tell the local authorities, he becomes prime suspect in the double murder, and thrown into Hannibal Lector's plexiglass holding cell.

The subject of memory has always fascinated me, as I am burdened with an eidetic memory, so this film's premise obviously intrigued me, the surgical removal of painful memories, pleasurable memories, unforgettable things, things best left forgotten, so I enjoyed this film, but found it to be uneven, and a bit overlong.


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