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Tsui Hark’s Next Film: Popular War Tale in 3D [ / Sweet & Sour Cinema]

Posted in China, Jet Li 李连杰, Jiang Wen 姜文, Sweet & Sour Cinema, Tsui Hark 徐克, Zhao Benshan 赵本山, Zhou Xun 周迅 on August 25, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Along with his 3-D filmmaking crew, director Tsui Hark is now planning to bring a household Chinese tale of war to the big screen.


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Sources from Polybona Films have revealed that Tsui is set to embark on an adaptation of the novel “Lin Hai Xue Yuan” for his new project.

Polybona Films co-produced Tsui’s latest film, “The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate”, a martial-arts flick starring Jet Li, Zhou Xun and Kwai Lun-mei. Tsui shot the film using 3-D cameras, and was reportedly the first Chinese filmmaker to do so. This film is slated for release in December.

As for his next project, the original “Lin Hai Xue Yuan” novel is set in 1946 during the Chinese Civil War, and tells the story of a battle of wits between a bandit chief nicknamed Zuoshandiao, and the hero Yang Zirong. The novel’s hero, Yang, manages to infiltrate Zuoshandiao’s gang in an effort to exterminate it.

Casting for Tsui’s film has yet to begin, though rumors have already started to swirl, with word that the director wants to have Jiang Wen and Zhao Benshan on board.

Filming is to start later this year, with the release slated for 2012.

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‘Just Call Me Nobody’ with Xiao Shenyang, Zhao Benshan, Kelly Lin Wraps up Shooting / 《大笑江湖》小沈阳,赵本山,林熙蕾 – PHOTOS [CRIEnglish / Sweet & Sour Cinema]

Posted in Sweet & Sour Cinema, Zhao Benshan 赵本山 on October 10, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

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“Just Call Me Nobody” (“Da Xiao Jianghu”), a costume comedy set in ancient times, wrapped up shooting recently and is scheduled to be released on December 3, reports.

The director of the film is Chu Yen-Ping, who has many well-received comedies to his name, including “Xuan Feng Xiao Zi” and “Kung Fu Dunk” (“Da Guan Lan”).

“Just Call Me Nobody” features Taiwan actress Kelly Lin and well-known Chinese mainland comedians Zhao Benshan and Xiao Shen Yang.

It tells the legendary story of a small potato with big dreams of having lots of amusing adventures.

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Chinese pianist Lang Lang holds recital concert in hometown of Shenyang [People’s Daily /]

Posted in China, Lang Lang 郎朗, Liaoning Province, Shenyang, Zhao Benshan 赵本山 on August 31, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

August 30, 2010

Chinese pianist Lang Lang performs during his concert in his hometown, Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Aug. 29, 2010. (Xinhua)

Chinese pianist Lang Lang (L) and actor Zhao Benshan perform during the concert in Lang Lang's hometown, Shenyang, Aug. 29, 2010. (Xinhua)

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FROM CRIENGLISH.COM:  “Lang Lang Performs Concert in His Hometown”

Pianist Lang Lang has returned to Shenyang to perform his first concert for his hometown fans.

Chinese pianist Lang Lang stages a concert in his hometown city of Shenyang in northeast China's Liaoning Province on Sunday, August 29, 2010. (Photo: CFP)

Having impressed the classical music world for almost two decades, Chinese pianist Lang Lang returned to Shenyang on Sunday (August 29) to perform his first concert for his hometown fans, reports.

Parents took their children to watch and hear Lang Lang, whose road to success has been eagerly studied by locals.  He played a mixed repertoire of Western and Asian concertos.

Zhao Benshan, one of the country’s best-known comedians who also has roots in Shenyang, played the erhu – a traditional Chinese bowed string instrument – during a duet with Lang Lang.

Lang Lang, 28, left Shenyang to pursue his music career at the age of nine, first at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music and later at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.  He has been hailed by “The New York Times” as “the hottest artist on the classical music planet.”

Lang Lang was recently named Shenyang’s image ambassador by the city municipal government and is committed to publicizing his hometown.

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