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Hidden Man (2018)

Xie bu ya zheng (original title)
A young swordsman in 1930's China returns home to try and solve a five-year-old murder case. Described as the third installment of the gangster trilogy that includes "Let The Bullets Fly" and "Gone With The Bullets."

Director:

Wen Jiang

Writers:

Beihai Zhang (novel), Wen Jiang (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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7 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Eddie Peng ... Li Tianran
Fan Liao ... Zhu Qianlong
Yun Zhou ... Guan Qiaohong
Qing Xu ... Tang Fengyi
Kenya Sawada ... Nemoto Ichiro
Andy Friend Andy Friend ... Wallace Hendler
Wen Jiang ... Lan Qingfeng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jiali Ding ... Master's wife
Junichi Kajioka Junichi Kajioka ... Tank captain
Meng Li ... Lan Lan
Xiaoning Liu Xiaoning Liu ... Master
Paul Morris Paul Morris ... Dr. Morris
Chen Mu Chen Mu ... Dean of Union Hospital
Steven Schwankert Steven Schwankert ... Agent's boss
Hang Shi Hang Shi ... Pan Yueran
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Storyline

A young swordsman in 1930's China returns home to try and solve a five-year-old murder case. Described as the third installment of the gangster trilogy that includes "Let The Bullets Fly" and "Gone With The Bullets."

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murder | See All (1) »

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Action | Crime | Drama | History

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Trivia

The American superior of Lan Qingfeng was played by Kevin Spacey. That storyline of spies was deleted due to the censorship problems, then the scene of this character giving Tianran order in the beginning was re-shot with another actor replacing Spacey. For the same reason, almost all the scenes of Lan Lan, played by Meng Li, were deleted. See more »

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fast paced, funny, creative, playful & romantic
13 November 2018 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

A real man never boasts, but speaks from the heart. 100 years ago a young man, Li, who follows this advice, narrowly escapes being shot, a burning home and certain death. Unfortunately his relations are not so lucky. Adopted by an American father and raised to be a fighter and spy, Li relishes the chance to return to China and avenge the murders. It is the 1930s and the situation is made more complicated by the Japanese occupation. While Li speaks from his heart and is a good man, it is not certain - even to him - where his loyalty lies; to mission, vendetta or, upon meeting beautiful women, love.

Hidden Man is fast paced, funny, creative, playful, romantic and sexy in addition to being an martial arts action film. The stunts and twists in the plot are varied and unexpected. The creative, refreshing and ingenious film makers employ decoys, historical touchstones, competing interests, biking on rooftops, prominent roles for women, grenades and other surprise weapons, medical references, throwbacks to classic action films and more. Despite showing marks of censorship (hardly showing any skin, for example) and proceeding too fast at times, Hidden Man is thrilling and fun to watch. It is the final film of a trilogy. Seen at the Toronto international film festival.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | English | Japanese | French

Release Date:

13 July 2018 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,170,581
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Production Co:

Gravity Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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