• Empire of Silver (2009)

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Release Date: June 3rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: April 23rd, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
In 1899 China, the heir (Aaron Kwok) to a banking empire is torn between his ideals, his duty to his family and his love for the woman his father (Zhang Tielin) stole from him.

Cast: Aaron Kwok, Tielin Zhang, Hao Lei, Shih Chieh King, John Paisley, Jennifer Tilly, Niu Tien, Lantian Chang

Director: Christina Yao

Genres: Romance, Historical drama

Production Co: Ocean Pictures

Distributors: Neoclassic Films

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  • The movie is occasionally muddled and always melodramatic, yet it's pictorially compelling, thanks to dramatic locations and exacting art direction. show more

  • From overwrought flashbacks of Third Master and Madame Kang's initial meetings (and sexual encounter), to the present-day arguments and maneuverings of Lord Kang, Empire of Silver is so determined to stage its material with reverence that it embalms any flickers of passion or tension. show more

  • Epic in sweep and scale and packs in enough incident to cover two "Godfather" movies. show more

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