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Sacrifice

2010, History/Drama, 2h 6m

23 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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In ancient China, Gen. Tu-Angu (Wang Xueqi), jealous of his king's preference for Gen. Zhao Shuo, kills his rival and wipes out the entire Zhao clan, save for one newborn. Dr. Cheng (Ge You), who delivered the child, protects him and raises him as his own. Cheng names the boy Cheng Bo and hopes to use him as an instrument of revenge against Tu-Angu, for Cheng's own wife and newborn son were victims of the general's crusade against the Zhao family.

Cast & Crew

You Ge
Cheng Ying
Wang Xue-Qi
Gen. Tu-Angu
Hai Qing
Cheng's Wife
Zhao Wenhao
Teenage Cheng Bo
William Wang
Young Cheng Bo
Peng Bo
Ling Gong
Wenzhuo Zhao
Gen. Zhao Shuo
Chen Kaige
Screenwriter
Gao Xuan
Screenwriter
Ren Baoru
Screenwriter
Zhao Ningyu
Screenwriter
Chen Hong
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Producer
Ren Zhonglun
Executive Producer
Long Qiuyun
Executive Producer
Shu Yang
Cinematographer
Xu Hongyu
Film Editor
Liu Qing
Production Design
Tian Xiaoxi
Art Director
Chen Tongxun
Costume Designer
Qin Hong
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  • Dec 27, 2013
    To make a long story short, Tu Angu(Xueqi Wang) pulls off the perfect murder by not only murdering the grand councillor and getting away with it, but also framing the Zhao clan, condemning every last one of them to death. That is with the exception of the one just delivered by Cheng Ying(You Ge). In the following confusion, that baby gets confused with Cheng's. After which, Cheng's wife, son and a couple of other people die but the infant Xhao makes it out of there alive, as Cheng raises him as his own, waiting for the day when he can tell him the truth. To its credit, "Sacrifice" seeks to intelligently explore such important themes as loyalty, family and identity in a handsomely produced format. So, it is a shame that the movie is so very awkwardly edited. First, there is the set-up that pretty much goes on forever, with its focus on soon-to-be irrelevant details of court politics and even might double back on itself at one point. And then after that, the movie just sort of sits there, endlessly dragging towards its obviously painful conclusion and therefore wasting any kind of dramatic potential in the bargain.
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  • Oct 06, 2013
    A heart-wrenching, and brilliant story, with incredible acting. For drama lovers, not action lovers...even though there was plenty enough of that for me, too. I had no idea that this was directed by the same man (Kaige Chen) that was responsible for The Emperor and the Assassin, and Farewell My Concubine...both excellent movies. No wonder I enjoyed this so much. :)
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