KINO Expat: Shadow

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For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movies with English subtitles. On May 23rd we will screen Zhang Yimou’s Shadow.

Regie: Zhang Yimou

Cast: Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng


Actie, Drama

Land: China

Speelduur: 116 minuten

Taal: Mandarijn

Ondertiteling: Engels


In his new film, award-winning director Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers) once again pushes the boundaries of the wuxia genre to create a swordplay epic like no other. In an empire ruled by a wild and dangerous young king (Zheng Kai) whose court is a hive of politicking and treachery, the monarch’s brave military commander (Deng Chao) has cultivated a secret weapon to aid his survival: a “shadow,” a lookalike who can fool both his enemies and the king himself as the commander prepares for a dangerous final assault against the forces of a rival kingdom.