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White Vengeance (simplified Chinese鸿门宴traditional Chinese鴻門宴Mandarin PinyinHóng Mén YànJyutping: Hung4 Mun4 Jin3) is 2011 Chinese historical film directed by Daniel Lee and starring Leon LaiFeng ShaofengLiu YifeiZhang Hanyu,Anthony WongJordan ChanAndy On, Xiu Qing and Jia Qing. The film is based on events in the Chu–Han Contention period of Chinese history. The film's Chinese title is a reference to the Feast at Hong Gate, one of the highlights of that era.
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review by . December 22, 2011
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Modern China is a mystery to most people, not to mention the foreigners. Ancient China is an even more complicated concept and it has nothing to do with communism at all. The Chinese civilization is one of the most ancient in the world and that translates to lots of stories, facts and interpretation of events.      This is a movie about a real event some 2200+ years ago (around 206 BC). The event, literally translated to Hongmen Banquet is one which took place outside Xianyang …
Quick Tip by . December 16, 2011
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A reasonably good rendition of historical drama (206 BC! Qin Dynasty & founding of Han Dynasty) with Liu Bang ending as Emperor. What is interesting is not the history but the portrayal of the drama itself. Interestingly, this movie also "dictates" that people who come to power don't change much, no matter how much time has passed!       A little bit of historical background is needed to actually understanding what is really happening in this movie. It …
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