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During the Tang Dynasty's during the era of "Zhen Guan" (era name during rule of Emperor Taizong), the young Xuan Zang monk, in his quest for the knowledge in Buddhism, embarked on a ... See full summary »

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Xuan Zang
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Li Daliang
Purba Rgyal ...
Shi Pantuo
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Li Chang
Kai Tan ...
Wang Xiang
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King of Karakhajo Ju Wentai (as Andrew Lien)
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Wu Qing
Jonathan Kos-Read ...
Cunningham
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Emperor Taizong of Tang Li Shimin
Ken Tong ...
Mucha Juduo
Chao Jiang ...
King of Aratürük
Huichun Wang ...
Venerable Zhi Yan
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The Imperial Edict Reader
Xiao Che ...
Xuan Zang's Mother
Jiayue Lou ...
Girl from the Western Regions (as Artemis)
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During the Tang Dynasty's during the era of "Zhen Guan" (era name during rule of Emperor Taizong), the young Xuan Zang monk, in his quest for the knowledge in Buddhism, embarked on a journey to India, that is fraught with perils and dangers, natural disasters, and sees the sufferings of the common people. Soldiers gets in his way, his disciples betrays him, he struggles through deserts, runs short of food and water, all in the quest for Buddha's teachings. He finally arrives in India, and studies Buddhism in earnest. By the time he returns to China, he is already 50 years old.

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The Heart Sutra
Performed by Faye Wong
Produced by Jingjing Wang and Bing Liu
Composed by Wei Du
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Dull and boring
7 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

The story is straightforward and lack of a sense of rhythm from beginning to the end. The leading actor Xiaoming Huang made me feel sleepy when he said the lines. Jin Luo and Kai Tan is the only two roles that can make me believe in, the other supporting roles were set as props, neither vitality nor personality. Therefore, the biggest drawback of this film is that the characters are shaped by very dull way.

Of course, the advantage of this film is the original music and photography technology.If you want to appreciate Buddhism scenic spot in India, if you like Tang dynasty costumes, and visit beautiful scenery of the silk road, all of these has been put in the movie.


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