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Beautifully filmed and inventively choreographed, Shadow is a thrilling and visually sumptuous wuxia epic that finds director Zhang Yimou near peak form.



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With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a "shadow", a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.

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Chao Deng
as Commander / Jing
Sun Li
as Madam
Ryan Zheng
as The King of Pei
Qianyuan Wang
as Captain Tian
Xiaotong Guan
as The Princess
Jun Hu
as Yang Cang
Lei Wu
as Yang Ping
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