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Release Date: July 27th, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 4th, 2012

R|2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary
In ancient China, Gen. Tu-Angu (Wang Xueqi), jealous of his king's preference for Gen. Zhao Shuo, kills his rival and wipes out the entire Zhao clan, save for one newborn. Dr. Cheng (Ge You), who delivered the child, protects him and raises him as his own. Cheng names the boy Cheng Bo and hopes to use him as an instrument of revenge against Tu-Angu, for Cheng's own wife and newborn son were victims of the general's crusade against the Zhao family.

Cast: You Ge, Wang Xue-Qi, Huang Xiaoming, Fan Bingbing, Hai Qing, Zhao Wenhao, William Wang, Peng Bo

Director: Chen Kaige

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: TIK Films, Shanghai Film Group, Stellar Megamedia, 21 Century Shengkai Film

Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Keywords: Revenge, Growing up, Doctor, Emotional

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  • In Sacrifice, about a father who loses his son to the power of the state, it is difficult to miss the parallels with Chen's own life. show more

  • Chen's direction is his most staid yet, but the riveting story speaks for itself. show more

  • Ultimately, the film works because the doctor's relationship with the general - and both of their relationships with the doctor's young boy - is just as complicated as the action-packed coup. show more

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