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The Emperor's Shadow (1996)

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Epic drama about China's first emperor (221 BC) who struggles to make his childhood best friend, now China's greatest composer, succumb to his will and compose a grand anthem to his ... See full summary »

Director:

Xiaowen Zhou

Writer:

Wei Lu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wen Jiang ... Ying Zheng
You Ge ... Gao Jianli
Qing Xu ... Ying Yueyang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung Chang Chung Chang
Han Chin
Guoqiang Dai Guoqiang Dai ... Wang Jian
Zhijun Ge Zhijun Ge ... Zhao Gao
Baojiang Hou Baojiang Hou
Mengyong Li Mengyong Li ... Jing Ke
Yu Liang Yu Liang
Kang Ma Kang Ma
Wen Mei Wen Mei
Guoqiang Qiu Guoqiang Qiu ... Wang Jian
Yaoxuan Shu Yaoxuan Shu ... Xu Fu
Ming Tien ... young Ying Zheng
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Epic drama about China's first emperor (221 BC) who struggles to make his childhood best friend, now China's greatest composer, succumb to his will and compose a grand anthem to his exploits. Written by <fromhell@netwiz.net>

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Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

31 October 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,129, 20 December 1998

Gross USA:

$71,906
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Production Co:

Xi'an Film Studio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in The Emperor and the Assassin (1998) See more »

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One of the worst historical drama
22 September 2018 | by TheBigSickSee all my reviews

The plot lacks believability, the editing is awful, and the narrative is just a mess. Everything is just piled up in a loose manner. The director is perhaps too ambitious and does not have the ability to execute well. Also, Ge You is a miscast for his role.


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