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Confucius (2010)

Kong Zi (original title)
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The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius.

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Mei Hu

Writers:

Khan Chan (screenplay), Yanjiang He (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Confucius
Xun Zhou ... Nanzi
Jianbin Chen ... Ji Sunsi
Quan Ren ... Yan Hui
Yi Lu ... Ji Sunfei
Lu Yao Lu Yao ... The Ruler of Lu
Kai Li Kai Li ... Wife of Confucius
Ban Wang Ban Wang ... Shu Sunwu
Huanshan Xu Huanshan Xu ... Laozi, the Sage of Daoism
Jingwu Ma Jingwu Ma ... The Ruler of Qi
Yanjun Bi Yanjun Bi ... The Ruler of Wei
Huichun Wang Huichun Wang ... Li Chu
Wenbo Li Wenbo Li ... Zilu
Dongyan Ma ... Ran Qiu (as Ma Qiang)
Jinming Kan Jinming Kan ... Zigong
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The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

28 January 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Confuzius See more »

Filming Locations:

Hebei, China

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,501,039
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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You Lan Cao
Music by Ou Ge Deng (as Ou Ge)
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Performed by Faye Wong
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Dramatising a philosophy
17 January 2011 | by GwydionMWSee all my reviews

Confucius lived in violent times. He is shown reacting and taking moral stands, often putting himself at risk. And also suffering and losing, which makes it much more realistic. Probably it isn't accurate historically, but there is also not much solid detail about his life. (And no one can be sure if Lao Tzu even existed, never mind teaching Confucius, as is done here.) The man's sentiments have been somewhat modernized, but not unreasonably so. It does show what was positive about him, given the era he lived in.

The film begins with Confucius as an old man, thinking back. Then we see him in his early 50s, being promoted from Major to Minister for Law in his home state of Lu. He is confronted with ethical issues after saving a slave-boy who was due to be buried alive with his former master who has just died. The story then takes many twists and turns and remains interesting.


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