15 October 2013 | lastliberal-853-253708
Once you let down a woman, you can't win her back with just magic.
Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Hero, Infernal Affairs, Lust Caution, 2046) and Xun Zhou, one of the best actresses in film, head this tale of intrigue and deception.
In a China destabilized and in social and political confusion, a mysterious magician returns home from Europe. In the background a political intrigue aimed at restoring the Qing Dynasty deposed by the Revolution of 1911. Amid this, a quest to reclaim a stolen love.
Magic, vaudeville, and politics mix in this romance, and one is not sure is it is all a bit confusing.
But it all makes sense in the end, or does it?