Qin yong (1989)

Hong Kong, 1989
110m (Germany), 145m
35mm film, Panavision (anamorphic), Eastmancolor, 2.35:1
Dolby Stereo

A Hong Kong fantasy film directed by Ching Siu-Tung.

Plot Summary

3000 years ago in China, during the Qin dynasty, the Emperor has his alchemists search for the secret of immortality while he builds a vast terracotta army from the bodies of executed outlaws. Mong Tiang Fong and court lady Twon fall in love, much to the Emperor’s displeasure and they are sentenced to death. Twon manages to rescue a pill that will bestow immortality that the alchemists have just discovered and are about to destroy and gives it to Tiang Fong just as he’s made into a terracotta warrior. In 1930, the grave of the Emperor is discovered by a film crew who find the immortal Tiang Fong.

Credits

Crew
Director: Ching Siu-Tung
Art and Talent Group
Producers: Hou Pou Chu, Mu Zhu
Script: Pik Wah Li
Directors of Photography: Sun Yip Li, Peter Pau
Editor: Mak Chi Shin
Music: Romeo Díaz, Joseph Koo, James Wong
Costume Designer: Ka On Yu
Key Make Up: Yun-Ling Man
Chief Hair: Ngan Luen Pang
Special Effects: Siu-Lung Ching
Production Designer: Chung Man Yee

Cast
Yimou Zhang (Tian Fong)
Li Gong (Winter/Lili Chu)
Yung Kang Yu (Bai Yun Fei)
Suk Bung Luk (Emperor Qin)
Lo Cheung Chiu (General Kam)
Hian Cheung Ng (Mong Tee)
Pok Man Tse (Tsui Fok)
Tinx Chiu Chow (apprentice)
Hong Choon Fok (lady supervisors
Kim Cheung, Siu Wah Tsui (assassins)
Han Shan Fung, Shean Hing Ma, Wai Chung Chu, Hok Kong Chan, Fok Shan Wan, Kam Bon Lee, Fok Shan Fung (necromancers)
Tan To Yee, Kin Tow, Wah Shing Shin, Tsung Wah Wong (rebellious generals)
Ping Tsui, Yuk Lau, Tung Foo, Kaj Hung Tam, Mei Hung Wong, Mei Way Wong, Fong Tse, Pok Yum Lee (court ladies)
Chan Ying Cheung (Yuan Mong Ling)
Tian-Ming Wu (movie director)
Yau Wo Tong (assistant director)
Kong Lic Cheung (camera man)
Yung Tsui (movie producer)
Ah Tsui Chio (art director)
Nicker Moto (lighting technician)

Alternative Titles

Gu jin da zhan qin yon qing
Deer Krieger des Kaisers
– West German title
A Terracotta Warrior – English language title
Terracottasoturi – Finnish title

References

Newspapers
Svenska Dagbladet 26 November 1993 – review (Bullrigt äventyr i gravpalats by Elisabeth Sörenson)