Shadow Magic

Shadow Magic (2000)

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?

Writing:
  • Dan Huang
  • Louyi Tang
  • Ann Hu
Directing:
  • Ann Hu
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  • Views: 3
  • Release Date: 2000-09-08
  • Language: 普通话 | English
  • Country: CN, DE, TW, US
  • Runtime: 116

Jared Harris

Raymond Wallace

Lü Liping

Madame Ren

Fang Qingzhuo

Widow Jiang

Xia Yu

Liu Jinglun (Liu Zhonglun)

Bin Li

Empress Ci Xi
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