The Promise (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Drama, Fantasy


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Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision.


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1 January 2006 | laurence-yap
Creativity of Literature and Beauty of Life
The Promise has delivered the message to the audience, ie, live life full , bravery to pursuit our love, and our ability to change our fate by choice.

The west have "superman" and "fantastic four". No one commented the movies are illogical. This promise has combined Chinese myth and faith. In such contact, it is unkind to comment the abilities of the slave to fly, run and step into another realm of time and life. Do not apply double standard in evaluating and judging the movie with our limited perspectives. The important thing is the message the movie trying to express to the audience.

The movie captured many beautiful moment, from flowers to sky, from facial expression to non verbal language.

The conversation among the cast are remarkable. It made us think of our own life. The Chinese language fully exploited to deliver the complexity of ideas and thought.

The concubine has made the choice to love the general. She even decided to pour her heart out to the "slave". At the end, she is the one decided to ignore the warning of the "goddess".

A movie worth watching again!

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Release Date:

5 May 2006

Language

Mandarin


Country of Origin

China, South Korea, USA

Filming Locations

Hengdian World Studios, Heng Dian, China

Box Office

Budget:

HKD60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$272,838 7 May 2006

Gross USA:

$669,625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,995,924

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