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Hanson and the Beast (2017)

Er dai yao jing (original title)
A debt-ridden animal-breeder falls in love with a fox demon who tries to pay back her debt of gratitude for him.

Director:

Yang Xiao

Writers:

Yiwen Guo, Yang Xiao
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shaofeng Feng ... Yuan, Shuai
Jingfei Guo Jingfei Guo ... Hong, Sicong
Guangjie Li ... Yun, Zhonghe
Yifei Liu ... Bai, Xianchu
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Storyline

Yuan Shuai is a debt-ridden animal-breeder who tries to get out of his financial predicament by finding a wealthy girlfriend through matchmaking dates. He unexpectedly meets and fall in love with the 'fox' demon, 'Bai Xianchu,' who has arrived to the mortal realm to repay her gratitude. However, the head of the Demon tribe 'Yun Zhonghe' forbids a love relationship between a demon and a human and takes Bai Xianchu away. To seek his lover, Yuan Shuai bravely crashes the demonic world.

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | Shanghainese

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,154,323
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(chinese)

Color:

Color
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Director Yang Xiao, who is also the writer of screenplay, disallows Feng Shaofeng's request of building up muscles for his streaking scenes in the film. Xiao Yang insists that the protagonist must remain impotent and ordinary. See more »

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Composed & Arranged by Bernard Zheng
Lyrics by Bernard Zheng & Cong Liu
Performed by Rene Liu
[Ending Theme]
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Transfigurations and morphing love!
11 January 2018 | by babyjaguarSee all my reviews

This film is unique, one can tell that there was a lot of passion by the director, Yang Xiao (there was enough action plus CGI with it). I feel that there were some gaps maybe due to edits with the love narrative. Its a long film, running close to 2 hours and explores taboo themes, from sexual transgressions, trans identity to shadow governments, in the film there is the B.O.T that regulates transmorphing or "transfiguring" animal gods with ordinary humans.

If you are open-minded with this film; it can serve you great entertainment. Xiao had a lot of requirements for actors, to look ordinary or stylized. The strongest part is the main protagonists getting away from villains on a film set, kind of a film within a film idea.


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