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Shadow (2018)

Ying (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 30 September 2018 (China)
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Life and intrigue in an ancient Chinese court.

Director:

Yimou Zhang

Writers:

Wei Li (screenplay), Yimou Zhang (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chao Deng ... Jing Zhou / Zi Yu
Li Sun ... Xiao Ai
Ryan Zheng ... Pei Liang
Qianyuan Wang ... Tian Zhan
Jingchun Wang ... Lu Yan
Jun Hu ... Yang Cang
Xiaotong Guan ... Qing Ping
Lei Wu ... Yang Ping (as Leo Wu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bai Feng
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Storyline

Set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280). The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The king, violent and ambitious, of mysterious methods and motives; his general, a visionary who yearns to win the final battle but needs to prepare his plans in secret; the women of the palace, who struggle to find redemption in a world where they have no place; and a commoner called "Lord of all the world", will be the characters around who turn the inexorable forces of this story. Written by https://mydramalist.com/29264-shadow

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Action | Drama | War

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

30 September 2018 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CNY300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,474, 5 May 2019

Gross USA:

$521,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,708,374
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DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's premiere was at TIFF in Toronto in September 2018. See more »

Quotes

Zi Yu: Without the real, there can be no shadow. A principle no one's understood.
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Convolution Ruins It
2 November 2019 | by my_anywhereSee all my reviews

Aesthetically, this is one of the most artful films I've ever seen. Each shot is gorgeously crafted; the costumes, the set pieces, the battle sequences.

If only the plot hadn't worn away at the positives. One or two ending twists is fine, but they shoved in so many redirections at the end, trying desperately to outmaneuver the audience, that the film devolves into indiscernible ridiculousness. I had high hopes for this one, and it could have lived up to them given the artful qualities, but it unfortunately fell short.

Still worth a watch, but don't expect a storytelling masterpiece.


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