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CAFF 20 - Opening Gala - Shadow (IMAX)

1 time 56 minutter (ekskl. reklamer og trailers)

With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO + HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated.

The movie is set during China´s Three Kingdom´s era (AD 220-280). In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself.

Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan, that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.

Director Zhang Yimou’s return to the wuxia genre 12 years after Curse of the Golden Flower was a triumphant one, creating one of the most visually sumptuous movies of the decade. - And battles in the rain have NEVER looked as beautiful as they do here.

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