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Love and war conspire to create a romantic triangle in this lavish historical epic from director Chen Kaige. A young girl who has lost her parents to the violence of war bravely refuses to obey the orders of a warrior's son, and is approached by a spirit who offers her a life of wealth and power as a reward, but with a catch -- she will never know the love of a man unless she learns how to bring the dead back to life by turning back time. Two decades later, the orphaned girl has become Qingcheng (Cecilia Cheung), the adopted daughter of The King (Cheng Qian), and her nation is yet again in the grip of war. During a long and bloody battle, Kunlun (Jang Dong-gun), a slave who has been ordered to fight, proves his skill and bravery in combat, and his commander, General Guangming (Hiroyuki Sanada), rewards him by making him his personal assistant. When Guangming learns that the King is in danger, he and Kunlun set out to rescue him. Kunlun is disguised as Guangming as they prepare to fight the enemy leader Wuhuan (Nicholas Tse), who is out to assassinate the King, but when they arrive, they find that the strong-willed Qingcheng is in greater danger than the potentate as her father and his soldiers struggle to verbally and physically cut her down to size. Kunlun and Guangming impulsively rescue Qingcheng instead of the King, and as they look for a safe haven for the princess, both men fall in love with her, while both the King's forces and Wuhuan are determined to find them. Budgeted at 30 million dollars, Mo Gik (aka The Promise, Master of the Crimson Armor, and Wu Ji) was a major box-office success in China before receiving an international release. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 5, 2006

Cast

Hiroyuki Sanada
as General Guangming
Jang Dong-gun
as Kunlun
Cecilia Cheung
as Qingcheng
Nicholas Tse
as Wuhuan
Liu Ye
as Snow Wolf
Chen Hong
as Goddess Manshen
Yu Xiaowei
as Yeli
Cheng Qian
as King
Guan Xiaotong
as Young Quincheng

Crew

Chen Kaige
Director
Han Sanping
Producer
Etchie Stroh
Producer
Chen Hong
Producer
Chen Kaige
Screen Story
Chen Kaige
Screenwriter
Zhang Tan
Screenwriter
Peter Pau
Cinematographer
Klaus Badelt
Composer (Music Score)
Zhou Ying
Editor
Tim Yip
Production Designer
Yang Baigui
Art Director
Yang Gang
Art Director
Shi Dong-Ming
Co-producer
Jing Tao
Co-producer
Chen Rao
Co-producer
Deng Meng
Associate Producer
D.J. Kim
Associate Producer
Zhao Haicheng
Associate Producer
Chen Hong
Executive Producer
Etchie Stroh
Executive Producer
Yang Buting
Executive Producer
Hu Lan
Executive Producer
Tim Yip
Costume Designer
Wang Danrong
Sound/Sound Designer
Choi Sung Fai
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Dion Lam
Fights Choreographer
Dion Lam
Second Unit Director
Zhao Nan
Supervising Sound Editor
Meng Peicong
Supervising Sound Editor
Andy Chen
Conceptual Design
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