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Banquet, The ( Ye yan ) (2006) Movie Information

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21146

Avg. Rating:

2.00/4

# of Ratings:

5

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy

Rating:

NR

Language:

Mandarin

Theater Date:

09/14/2006

Director:

Xiaogang Feng

Actors:

Ziyi Zhang
You Ge
Daniel Wu
Xun Zhou
Jingwu Ma
Xiaoming Huang

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

In this adaptation of Hamlet, an empire in chaos sets the scene for a very important banquet where everyone invited has their own plans to eliminate their rivals and tragedy is all that follows. -- Chris Kavan

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"The Banquet" by Yojimbo

The crown prince of a 10th century Chinese kingdom is summoned back to court when his father is assassinated and usurped by his uncle. Yet another Crouching Tiger wannabe starring the ubiquitous Zhang Ziyi, The Banquet is in fact a loose adaptation of Hamlet. I must admit to fearing the worst for the opening half of this film as it seemed to contain many of the same mistakes the very similar Curse Of The Golden Flower made in that it seemed to concentrate far more on overblown and superfluous set pieces and elaborate costumes than its plot and characters. Fortunately once the prince reaches the palace the story gets a kick start and the schemes and machinations of the various factions make for a much more interesting watch. It was nice to see Zhang Ziyi in a meatier role than the innocent...

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