The Banquet (2006)

Not Rated   |    |  Action, Drama, Fantasy


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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.


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10 April 2007 | aristofanis
7
| Some good reasons to watch this
This is a very well made production of an epic story placed in 10th century China. Magnificent scenes of ritual, majestic scenery, beautiful landscapes, great stage design, artful choreography and above all a very good sense of the theatrical that echos ancient Greek Tragedy. One thing that seems to be wearing out in Chinese movies of this kind are the long violently cruel scenes that are attempted to be beautified and the ongoing fighters who fly allover. In a choreographic sense they are of great merit but a lot is unnecessary. Zhang Ziyi is one more good reason to see this movie. I found her convincing in her role although somewhat stiff. I would like to see more of her in the future, more such great productions with even less fighting and more content that Chinese culture can easily provide.

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Details

Release Date:

15 September 2006

Language

Mandarin


Country of Origin

China

Filming Locations

Inner Mongolia, China

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,598,772

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