The Banquet

"Nothing is more poisonous than the human heart."
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This Chinese martial arts drama movie debuted in theaters in 2006. The film is set during the the reign of the Tang Dynasty in China during the year 907. The movie has elements from the play Hamlet by Shakespeare and the play Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen. The imperial dynasty is in on the verge of ruin and is marred by arguments within the royal family. Royal Prince Lu Wuan has fallen in love a beautiful girl named Little Wan, but she is instead taken as a bride by the king. The prince is exiled, but that does not stop him from plotting revenge and getting back Little Wan. Meanwhile other family members take advantage and try to seize power while the prince is away leading to chaos in the royal palace.

Not Rated
| 2006 | 2 hr 11 min | 6.4/10
Cast
Ziyi Zhang, You Ge, Daniel Wu, Xun Zhou
Director
Feng Xiaogang
Produced By
John Chong, Wang Zhongjun
Language
English
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