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A Writer's Odyssey ()

Ci sha xiao shuo jia (original title)
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Six years after the abduction of his daughter, a man is hired to kill the author of a fantasy novel, but the world of the novel seems to intersect with reality.

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Guan Ning
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Tu Ling
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Lu Kongwen / Kongwen
Shengdi Wang ...
Tangerine
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Li Mu
Jingfei Guo ...
The Old Man / Black Armor
Yi Yang ...
Lord Redmane / Yu Changhai
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Ban Ruo
Tianzuo Liu ...
The Electric Man
Binghui Li ...
The Beast Man
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Xiao Yu
Eric Hsiao ...
The Cat Man
Li Taiyan ...
Scribe
You Zhang ...
Li Mu's Doctor
Xuetao Shuang ...
Butcher Owner
Ruifeier Gao ...
The Suicide Singer
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Md Imran ...
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Lu Kongwen's Father

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Yang Lu

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Shu Chen ... () &
Yang Yu ... () and
Haiyan Qin ... () &
Yang Lu ... ()
 
Xuetao Shuang ... (based on the novel "Assassinate a Novelist" by)
 
Xiaocao Liu ... (Head of Creative Development)

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Hao Ning ... executive producer
Juan Wan ... producer
Hongwei Wang ... executive producer
Jianjun Wang ... executive producer
Ning Zhang ... producer

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Jed Kurzel

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Qiming Han ... director of photography

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Lin Zhu
Liyun Zhu

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Gen Zhang ... colorist

Costume Design by

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Tingting Liang

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Robert Ames ... Conductor / Orchestrator / additional arrangements
Peter Cobbin ... music mixer
Ben Corrigan ... Orchestrator
Dazhou Jin ... music producer/songwriter
Yuhong Ng ... music supervisor
Ben Pearson ... Technical Score Assistant
Jean-Gabriel Raynaud ... drum programming
Cecile Tournesac ... score editor
Kirsty Whalley ... music mixer
Fei Yu ... music editor/producer for ending credit song

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Plot Summary

A WRITER'S ODYSSEY tells the story of Kongwen Lu (Dong Zijian), the author of a fantasy novel series following a heroic teenager, also named Kongwen, on a quest to end the tyrannical rule of Lord Redmane, under the guidance of a Black Armor (Guo Jingfei). But through a strange twist of fate, the fantasy world of the novel begins to impact life in the real world, leading Guan Ning (Lei Jiayin) to accept a mission from Tu Ling (Yang Mi) to kill the author. Written by CMC Pictures

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Also Known As
  • 刺杀小说家 (China, Mandarin title)
  • Assassinate a Novelist (World-wide, English title)
  • A Writer's Odyssey (Canada, English title)
  • A Writer's Odyssey (New Zealand, English title)
  • A Writer's Odyssey (2021) (Hong Kong, English title)
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  • 130 min
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Quotes Armor with an eye: [after attaching itself to the hero] You really are a juicy meatball! Yes, juicy and tender.
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