The Great Magician (2011)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Drama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 128 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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A famous Chinese magician attempts to rescue his fiancée from a powerful warlord in this drama set after the fall of the Qing dynasty, and adapted from the novel by Zhang Haifan. His country divided in the wake of the Revolution, famed illusionist Zhang (Tony Leung) is troubled to discover that clever warlord Bully Lei (Ching Wan Lau) is using magic to amass a powerful army. Even worse, Bully Lei has imprisoned Zhang's former flame, and intends to make her his seventh wife. Later, when Zheng's plan to rescue his love goes awry, the two talented illusionists face off in the ultimate battle of magical might. Directed by Derek Yee (Shinjuku Incident).

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Chinese [nationality], imprisonment, magician [performer], marriage, rescue, revolution, warlord