Life and intrigue in an ancient Chinese court.

Director:

Yimou Zhang

Writers:

Wei Li (screenplay by) (as Li Wei), Yimou Zhang (screenplay by) (as Zhang Yimou) | 1 more credit »
37 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chao Deng ... Jing / Commander
Li Sun ... Madam (Wife of Commander Yu) (as Sun Li)
Ryan Zheng ... The King of Pei (as Zheng Kai)
Qianyuan Wang ... Captain Tian (as Wang Qianyuan)
Jingchun Wang ... Minister Lu (as Wang Jingchun)
Jun Hu ... General Yang (as Hu Jun)
Xiaotong Guan ... The Princess (The King's Sister) (as Guan Xiaotong)
Lei Wu ... Ping (General Yang's Son) (as Leo Wu)
Bai Feng ... (as Feng Bai)
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Storyline

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.

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Certificate:

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Trivia

The film's premiere was at TIFF in Toronto in September 2018. See more »

Quotes

Xiao Ai: You are not Zi. You are you.
Jing Zhou: Then who am I?
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Worthy action thriller
2 May 2019 | by dbji8See all my reviews

I just ended up seeing this movie without any expectations, The movie was great, The cinematography was well done , visually stunning and properly executed, The movie was a bit lengthy but slowly picked up the pace, definitely recommended...


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Details

Country:

China | Hong Kong | USA

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

30 September 2018 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CNY300,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,474, 5 May 2019

Gross USA:

$521,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,708,374
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Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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