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The Banquet (Legend of the Black Scorpion / Ye yan)

The Banquet
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Ziyi Zhang Ziyi Zhang
Empress Wan
You Ge You Ge
Emperor Li
Daniel Wu Daniel Wu
Prince Wu Luan
Xun Zhou Xun Zhou
Qing Nu
Jingwu Ma Jingwu Ma
Minister Yin Taichang
Xiaoming Huang Xiaoming Huang
General Yin Sun
Zhonghe Zhou Zhonghe Zhou
Qiusheng Zeng Qiusheng Zeng
Governor Pei Hong

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Gangjian Qiu Gangjian Qiu
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
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This film is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, using the play as a basic framework with enough big changes to make it its own whilst still holding familiarity to the original idea. The main characters are almost all there, apart from the ghost and Horatio, the latter working out fine especially as he could have easily turned into a sidekick figure in the scheme of things.

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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.
Release date: 14 September 2006
Tags: Action (8), Drama (6), China (5), Martial Arts (5), Historical (4), Chinese (4), Revenge (3), War (3), Royalty (3), Mandarin (2), 2000s (2), Murder (2), Foreign Language (1), 2008 (1), Shakespeare Adaptation (1), 2006 (1), Dragon Dynasty (1), Adaptation (1), (1), Based On Play (1)
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