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Shadow (2018)

Ying (original title)
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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

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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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:

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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)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1

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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Too formalistic...
4 October 2018 | by vaness-81368See all my reviews

This movie only shows Chinese culture in a formalistic way. Despite the beautiful cinematography it's still kind of soulless. It's not some ink painted robes or Taiji diagrams that make you Chinese.


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