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Saturday 19 January 2019

The Great Detective

The Great Detective China Movie
Movie: The Great Detective
Chinese Title: 大侦探霍桑 / Da Zhen Tan Huo Sang
Release Date: January 25, 2019
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Suspense
Language: Mandarin
Director: Roy Chow
Screenwriter: Du Zhilang
Production Date: 2016
Origin: China
Source: Adapted from the novel Huo Sang Detective Stories by Cheng Xiaoqing

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story that follows Huo Sang as he engages in a battle of wits and brawn to solve a dangerous mystery. Can he make it out alive?

The Golden City is a place that lies between the borders of Russia and China. A puzzling murder case occurs leaving indistinguishable clues and people with unknown identities. As Huo Sang faces great odds and even bigger uncertainties, the biggest suspect turns out to be a master of disguise.

Fun Facts

  • Filming took place in Shanghai and Prague.
  • Filming lasted over three months beginning on June 2, 2016 and ending on September 8, 2016.
  • Initially scheduled to be released on January 18, 2019, the movie was postponed due to technical problems.
  • In order to create the setting of a mysterious era, director Roy Chow chose to film in Prague to give a different view of a Republican era movie. Filming in Prague began in August 2016.
  • Huo Sang is the titular character of the detective fiction books written by the late Cheng Xiaoqing. Roy Chow thought that his character as a Chinese detective should be known to others.
  • It was rescheduled to be released on January 25, 2019. However, the movie was postponed again. Han Geng started trending on weibo because many felt bad for him after he wrote a post to say he was emotionally exhausted and resigned. The next day, it was announced that the movie will be released as scheduled.

The Great Detective Han Geng Han Geng as Huo Sang
The Great Detective Zhang Huiwen Zhang Huiwen as Bai Mudan
The Great Detective Andrew Yin Zheng Andrew Yin Zheng as Bao Lang
The Great Detective Law Kar-ying Law Kar-ying as Jing Cha Ting Chang
The Great Detective Yu Yang Yu Yang as Ni Tanchang
The Great Detective Carina Lau Carina Lau as Fu Ren
The Great Detective Guo Xiaodong Guo Xiaodong as Shen Changan
The Great Detective Feng Jiayi Feng Jiayi as Ma Yidao

Supporting Cast
  • Zhe Jiu Shi Wo (这就是我) by Han Geng (韩庚)

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