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Shadow Magic (2000)

PG 04/06/2001 (US) DramaHistory 1h 56m
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Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and Lumière-brothers' shorts to open the Shadow Magic theater. Liu's work with Wallace brings him conflict with tradition and his father's authority, complicated by his falling in love with Ling, daughter of Lord Tan, star of Beijing's traditional opera. Liu sees movies as his chance to become wealthy and worthy of Ling. When the Shadow Magic pair are invited to show the films to the Empress Dowager, things look good. But, is disaster in the script? And, can movies preserve tradition even as they bring change?

  1. Ann Hu

    Director, Writer

  2. Huaizhuo Liu


  3. Dan Huang


  4. Kate Raisz


  5. Yixiong Chen


  6. Shiqiang Zuo


  7. Bob McAndrew


  8. Louyi Tang


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  1. Jared Harris

    Jared Harris

    Raymond Wallace

  2. Xia Yu

    Xia Yu

    Liu Jinglun (Liu Zhonglun)

  3. Yufei Xing

    Yufei Xing


  4. Liu Peiqi

    Liu Peiqi

    Master Ren (Ren JingFeng)

  5. Lü Liping

    Lü Liping

    Madame Ren

  6. Jingming Wang

    Old Liu

  7. Yusheng Li

    Lord Tan (Tan Xinpei)

  8. Yukui Zhang

    Lao Chang

  9. Chen Chuang

    Chen Chuang

    Mi Hu

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Original Title 西洋镜

Status Released

Original Language Chinese

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