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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Di Renjie: Tong tian di guo
The Fate of an Empire Is in His Hands
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  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • 2010
  • 119 minutes SD
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Mystery
  • Asian

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Tsui Hark tells a fictionalised account of one China’s most celebrated officials in this action thriller which Time Magazine hailed as one of the best films of 2011!

In 689 A.D., the Empress Wu Zetian is building a 66 m high statue of Buddha for her inauguration as the first empress of China under the objections and conspiracy of the other clans. When the engineer responsible for the construction mysteriously dies by spontaneous combustion, the superstitious workers are afraid since the man removed the good luck charms from the main pillar.

There is an investigation of Pei Donglai and another investigator that also dies after withdrawing the amulets. Empress Wu assigns her loyal assistant Shangguan Jing'er to release the exiled Detective Dee from his imprisonment to investigate with Donglai and Jing'er the mystery of the deaths.

“…cinematic delight” - Time Magazine