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Zhou Xiaowen

The Emperor's Shadow (Qin song)

Edition 1997
116' - 1996 - Historical, Drama - Dialogue: Mandarin
Director: Zhou Xiaowen Composer: Zhao Jiping With: Hang Wen, Ge You, Xu Qing
After Ying Zheng becomes the King of the Qin Kingdom, he has his childhood friend Gao Jianli brought to him and forces him to compose the “Emperor Qin's Song”. Though being a prisoner, Gao falls in love with Princess Yueyang, daughter of Ying Zheng. After they make love, Gao agrees to compose the song for the purpose of protecting his compatriots from being slaughtered. Princess Yueyang is forced to be married off to someone else. In spite of this fact, Gao and the princess make love again, which shocks the whole royal court. Gao is cruelly tortured for this. The despairing Yueyang commits suicide. At Ying Zheng's enthroning ceremony, Gao attacks the king in great fury and their conflict comes to a climax.

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Zhou Xiaowen


Zhao Jiping


Hang Wen, Ge You, Xu Qing


Lu Wei

Director of Photography

Lü Gengxin


Zhong Furong


Chen Kunning, Jimmy Tan

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Countries of production

Hong Kong



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