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The Shadow Play (2018)

Feng Zhong You Duo Yu Zuo De Yun (original title)
The Chief of Construction Committee leaps to his death from a tall building. Yang Jiadong, a rookie cop begins investigating it. Forced out of his job and to the safety of Hong Kong, he endeavors to discover the truth.

Director:

Ye Lou

Writers:

Feng Mei (screenplay), Yujie Qiu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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17 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Boran Jing ... Yang Jiadong
Songwen Zhang ... Tang Yijie
Jia Song ... Lin Hui
Sichun Ma ... Nuo (as Sandra Ma)
Hao Qin ... Jiang Zicheng
Michelle Chen ... Lian Ah Yun
Weishen Wang ... Wang
Baozhong Shan Baozhong Shan ... Sun
Chi-Lik Leung Chi-Lik Leung ... Chun
Weirong Chen Weirong Chen ... Mr. Yang
Yimin Luo Yimin Luo ... Stuntman
Kailu Huang Kailu Huang ... Nuo (15-year-old)
Chenxi Sun Chenxi Sun ... Nuo (10-year-old)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ling Hu Ling Hu ... Ms Hu
Cherry Ngan
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Storyline

The Chief of Construction Committee leaps to his death from a tall building. Yang Jiadong, a rookie cop, witnesses the incident and begins investigating it. Forced out of his job and to the safety of Hong Kong, Jiandong endeavours to discover the truth. Written by Aaron Simpson

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Rich underlying text and breathtaking scenery
14 February 2019 | by zhengleigaoSee all my reviews

Astonishing visual and audio effects achieved by seductive editing, impressive score, awesome camerawork, outstanding performance and a story where everyone in it was tangled and thrown into the waves and flames of the rapid changing environment. The narrative is not linear nor circular, very special but clear if you can understand some cultural subtleties. For example, the accent used by people from the three different cities, the switch from Mandarin to Cantonese when addressing to the residents in the to-be-demolished building complex. An honest record of the past 30 years without any makeup or vilifying.


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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

25 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

CNY50,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,626,679
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(after the censorship)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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