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PG| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
Peking, 1902. The Feng Tai Photo Shop is in a frenzy of preparation for the arrival of Peking's most important opera star, Lord Tan. Liu Jinglun (Yu Xia), the chief photographer, is oblivious to the chaos as he tinkers with a broken Victrola he has found in a junk pile on his way to work. His boss, Master Ren (Peiqi Liu), chides Liu for his incessant fascination with Western novelties, which he feels have no place in traditional Chinese society.

Cast: Jared Harris , Yu Xia , Peiqi Liu , Liping Lu , Yufei Xing , Jingming Wang , Yusheng Li , Yukui Zhang

Director: Ann Hu

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Shadow Magic (2000)

Release Date: April 6th, 2001|1 hr. 55 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A pleasant but conventional film. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The story doesn't exactly startle with surprises and has a tendency to hammer and rehammer its points. show more

  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Transports us to a world that still had a capacity for awe, and that's the core of its charm. show more

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