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The Fate of an Empire Is in His Hands


An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.A bizarre murder mystery brings together the most powerful woman in China, the soon-to-be-Empress Wu Zetian and a formerly exiled detective, Dee Renjie at the infamous Imperial Palace. Hoping he will solve the crime before her coronation, Wu appoints Dee Chief Judge of the Empire and implores him to combine his indisputable wisdom with his unparalleled martial arts skills to save the future of her dynasty. Director Tsui Hark (Seven Swords) teams with stunt director Sammo Hung in this heart-pounding, epic thriller inspired by the incredible true story of one of the Tang Dynasty's most celebrated officials.

  1. Tsui Hark


  2. Chang Chia-lu


  3. GuoFu Chen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Andy Lau

    Andy Lau

    Detective Dee

  2. Li Bingbing

    Li Bingbing

    Shangguan Wan'er

  3. Deng Chao

    Deng Chao

    Pei Donglai

  4. Tony Leung Ka-Fai

    Tony Leung Ka-Fai


  5. Carina Lau

    Carina Lau

    Empress Wu Zetian

  6. Richard Ng

    Richard Ng

    Donkey Wang

  7. Teddy Robin

    Teddy Robin

    Dr Wang Lu

  8. Liu Jinshan

    Xue Yong

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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Original Title 狄仁傑之通天帝國

Status Released

Original Language Cantonese

Budget $13,000,000.00

Revenue $51,723,285.00


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