A Terra-Cotta Warrior (1989)

  |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy


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China 2.200 years ago. It's the time of the Qin dynasty. The emperor seeks immortality by busily letting his alchemists search for a formula and building the famous terracotta army from the... See full summary »


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17 May 2006 | sangepengyou
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| Pure fantasy - 2 Gong Li's for the price of one
If you've only seen Gong Li's big epics, this movie will come as quite a startling surprise... but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Everyone needs a change of pace from time to time and this film definitely falls into that group.

This is definitely not the Gong Li that most westerners know but there is something about Gong Li's dual turn as a naive, ancient court lady and her haughty 1930s two-bit actress reincarnation that will definitely prompt a double-take. It's almost like two different movies rolled into one: the first an ancient love drama, the second twentieth century silliness with some intriguing costume choices. There are tears and laughter, almost like Gong Li was trying to poke fun at herself.

Watched with the right type of expectations, this fantasy filled movie is reasonably enjoyable purely escapist fare.

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Genres

Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | History | Romance

Details

Release Date:

12 April 1990

Language

Mandarin, Cantonese


Country of Origin

Hong Kong

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