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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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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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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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Rarest Spiritual Masterpiece
6 June 2017 | by (Narsipatnam, India) – See all my reviews

Produced by Wong Kar-wai and directed by sixth generation Chinese director Huo Jianqi (who previously directed Postmen in the Mountains (1999) and Naan(2003), "Xuan Zang" is the first Indo-Chinese co- production by the state-owned China Film Corporation and Eros International.

The story depicts the 17 years long legendary seventh century spiritual journey of Buddhist monk Xuan Zang (Hsüan-tsang), who dissatisfied with the translations of Buddhist texts available in china and wanted to collect originals from Nalanda, from China to India during the Tang dynasty and whose famous journey served as an inspiration for Chinese fantasy classic "Journey to The West."

Eyes are not enough to see the splendor of this masterpiece. Those picturesque and unseen Chinese landscapes are breath-taking. This lavish and high budget spiritual adventure epic is memorable and rare kind. A film must not miss.

This film was selected as the Chinese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.


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