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Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Movie: A Chinese Odyssey


A Chinese Odyssey China Movie
Title: A Chinese Odyssey
Chinese Title: 大话西游之缘起 / Da Hua Xi You Zhi Yuan Qi
Broadcast Website: Tencent
Release Date: February 11, 2022
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Director: Dong Wei
Screenwriter: Dong Wei
Origin: China
Source: A web movie adaptation of Stephen Chow's A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

Five hundred years before the havoc in the heavenly palace, Zixia (Ma Xinrui), a wick fairy in front of Buddha's seat is about to burn out and the only way for her to save herself is to find the "lamplighter" who can pull out her sword from its scabbard.

With the help of the Pandora's Box, Zixia sees that her lamplighter is the Great Sage Monkey King who will wreck the Heavenly Palace in five hundred years! But in this life, he is just an ordinary person named Zhizunbao (Wu Haochen) who is ready to inherit his father's (Ng Man-tat) noodle shop. Lighting up the lamp in the first lifetime ignites an entanglement of three lifetimes. What will become of Zixia? Is Zhizunbao the one she truly loves?



Fun Facts

  • It was shot in Hengdian and Yinchuan towards the end of 2020.
  • It brings together many veteran comedians in supporting roles.
  • The late Ng Man-Tat who starred in the original makes a special appearance as the main protagonist's father. He shot the film in 2020 before he passed away at age 70 on February 27, 2021.
  • It was released 27 years after Stephen Chow's 1995 two-part film - A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box and A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella.
  • It has the official rights to make an adaptation based on the original.


Cast
A Chinese Odyssey Wu Haochen Wu Haochen as Zhi Zunbao
A Chinese Odyssey Marie Ma Xinrui Marie Ma Xinrui as Zi Xia
A Chinese Odyssey Ng Man-Tat Ng Man-Tat
A Chinese Odyssey Zheng Jifeng Zheng Jifeng
A Chinese Odyssey Yeung Lun Yeung Lun
A Chinese Odyssey Yuan Xiangren Yuan Xiangren
A Chinese Odyssey Zhang Mei'e Zhang Mei'e
A Chinese Odyssey Kong Jiu Kong Jiu
A Chinese Odyssey Bi Xue Bi Xue
A Chinese Odyssey Kai Di Kai Di

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