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Sacrifice [赵氏孤儿] (2010 movie)

3 Ratings: 4.3
A movie directed by Kaige Chen

   Sacrifice is a 2010 Chinese historical drama film directed by Chen Kaige. The film is based on the Yuan Dynasty play Orphan of Zhao.         Plot:    The story … see full wiki

Director: Kaige Chen
Genre: Drama, History
Release Date: 18 December 2010 (China)
4 reviews about Sacrifice [赵氏孤儿] (2010 movie)
review by . September 11, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
How Justified Can One Be To Exact Such Vengeance?
Acclaimed Chinese director Chen Kaige reached international fame with “Farewell My Concubine” and despite his somewhat misfire with “The Promise” (one of the most expensive Chinese films ever made), his talent still spoke volumes when it comes to weaving tales of tragedy with high art. “Sacrifice” is Kaige’s return to form. Successfully blending themes of honor, betrayal, irony and tragic revenge under some Shakespearean overtones and intense action.   …
review by . February 11, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
The Physican & The Orphan
It’s a new movie (2010) but an ancient story akin to the birth of Christ. This one happened around Yuan Dynasty, where the chancellor (Zhao clan) and the general (Tu) who are somewhat not on good terms had one of them plotted to kill the other by first murdering the duke (supposedly the ruler then) and blaming that murder onto the Zhao family. The entire Zhao family was ultimately killed with a baby left to be saved by the physician Zheng (also acting in the role of bringing the baby to this …
review by . August 02, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         The premise of Sacrifice does not sit well with me, but then again, perhaps that was the intention. Taking place in ancient China, it tells the melodramatic story of a man who uses his adopted son as a means to seek restitution of the death of his biological son; on the basis of the movie’s emotional and fatalistic ending, it’s quite possible that the film was supposed to be broadly moralistic in much the same way as fairy tales or other …
Quick Tip by . August 24, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
After his somewhat misfire "The Promise", director Chen Kaige returns to form with "Sacrifice". Somewhat Shakespearean in themes and then  becomes somewhat cerebral, the film takes off as it takes situations over scale.      Ge You comes out with an outstanding performance while Wang Xueqi is both detestable and sympathetic as T'uan. This is the kind of film whose characters and situations drive its story and what comes out is a truly engaging …
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