ASIAN FILM - Video
14:23 - 1st March 2013, by David West

High Fliers Films Ready For Chen Kaige's Sacrifice

Chen Kaige is one of China's most respected and influential filmmakers with international hits like Farewell My Concubine and The Promise.

Released in China in 2010 but now coming to the UK is Chen's epic tale of paternal love and retribution, Sacrifice.

The cast includes award-winning actors Wang Xueqi from Bodyguards and Assassins and Ge You from Let The Bullets Fly.

The Zhao clan has held powerful and influential positions for generations, and
now Zhao Dun is Prime Minister and his son Zhao Shuo is a general in the
army who is married to the King's sister, Zhuangji (Fan Bingbing).

Tu'an Gu (Wang Xueqi), their mortal enemy, is determined to overthrow them and he plans a military coup leading to the slaughter of the entire clan...or so he thinks.

A lone Zhao baby miraculously survives the savagery and is smuggled out by the family doctor, Cheng Ying (Ge You), who takes the baby home to live with his wife (Hai Qing) and their own newborn son.

Cheng Ying raises the child as his own and bides his times, waiting for a chance to take revenge on the evil tyrant.

Sacrifice will be out on DVD on 20 May 2013, courtesy of High
Fliers Films.

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