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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 ... See full summary »

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Yimou Zhang

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Wei Li, Yimou Zhang
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chao Deng ... Commander / Jing
Li Sun ... Madam (Wife of Commander Yu)
Ryan Zheng ... The King of Pei
Qianyuan Wang ... Captain Tian
Jingchun Wang ... Minister Lu
Jun Hu ... General Yang
Xiaotong Guan ... The Princess (The King's sister)
Lei Wu ... Ping (General Yang's son)
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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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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

30 September 2018 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Budget:

CNY 300,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS (DTS: X)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film is shot in tones of black and white, to illustrate the interplay between light and dark and to follow the style of Chinese ink wash paintings. See more »

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Zhang's best since "To Live"
4 October 2018 | by heaven851102See all my reviews

For many of our Chinese audiences, the power and courage to make "To live" go beyond Americans' imagination. He was even banned three years for that. Everytime he dared to make a move away from certain rules, he would make a breakthrough, whether it was recognized instantly or not.

Whether the actings or the designs are superb, and the twisted ending may look somewhat odd at first, but the clues hidden in the front part of the movie will come back to remind you that it had been set up. Almost flawless in suspense, and a triumph in the aspect of philosophy and humanity.


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