action, drama, war | R | 1hr 56min
Opening at GFC: 05/24/2019
With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated.
In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a "shadow", a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.
This feature is in Mandarin with English subtitles.
Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng
Wei Li (screenplay), Yimou Zhang (screenplay)
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