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Shadow (2018)

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

Director:

Yimou Zhang

Writers:

Wei Li (screenplay by) (as Li Wei), Yimou Zhang (screenplay by) (as Zhang Yimou) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Chao Deng ... Jing / Commander
Li Sun ... Madam (Wife of Commander Yu) (as Sun Li)
Ryan Zheng ... The King of Pei (as Zheng Kai)
Qianyuan Wang ... Captain Tian (as Wang Qianyuan)
Jingchun Wang ... Minister Lu (as Wang Jingchun)
Jun Hu ... General Yang (as Hu Jun)
Xiaotong Guan ... The Princess (The King's Sister) (as Guan Xiaotong)
Lei Wu ... Ping (General Yang's Son) (as Leo Wu)
Bai Feng ... (as Feng Bai)
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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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The film's premiere was at TIFF in Toronto in September 2018. See more »

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Zi Yu: They say a pup taken at birth can find its birthplace by tracing the scent.
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One of Zhang's Best in Recent 2 Decades
4 October 2018 | by xieyinan_ehSee all my reviews

I'm never a big fan of Mr. Zhang Yimou especially in recent two decades. To me his all time best movie is "To Live"(1994). After 2000, since "Hero", his movies seems only focused on creating pretty images but all have very weak stories and most of the characters were too simple and tedious. But this time "Shadow" is not a weak story, it looks like a simple story but in fact is a complicated one which have several storylines and everybody in this movie have multiple character sides, every characters has strong personalities and strong thoughts. Although there are still some symbolic things which are kinda weird but I have to say this is one of his best in recent two decades.


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Country:

China | Hong Kong | USA

Language:

Mandarin

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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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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2.35 : 1
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