The Banquet

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The Banquet, released on DVD in the United States as Legend of the Black Scorpion, is a 2006 Chinese wuxia drama film. The film was directed by Feng Xiaogang and stars Zhang Ziyi, Ge You, Daniel Wu and Zhou Xun. It is a loose adaption of William... read more

The Banquet, released on DVD in the United States as Legend of the Black Scorpion, is a 2006 Chinese wuxia drama film. The film was directed by Feng Xiaogang and stars Zhang Ziyi, Ge You, Daniel Wu and Zhou Xun. It is a loose adaption of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet and Henrik Ibsen's play Ghosts, featuring themes of revenge and fate. It is set in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in 10th century China.

Original Release

09/14/2006

Cast

Ziyi Zhang Empress Wan
Daniel Wu Prince Wu Luan
Zhou Xun Qing Nu
Lun Ma Pharmacist
Xu Xiyan Ling
Liu Yanbin Messenger
Xun Zhou Qing Nu
Jingwu Ma Minister Yin Taichang
Zhonghe Zhou Chamberlain
Qiusheng Zeng Governor Pei Hong
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Xiaogang Feng

Writers

Gangjian Qiu, William Shakespeare, Heyu Sheng

Cast

Ziyi Zhang Empress Wan
Daniel Wu Prince Wu Luan
Zhou Xun Qing Nu
Lun Ma Pharmacist
Xu Xiyan Ling
Liu Yanbin Messenger
Xun Zhou Qing Nu
Jingwu Ma Minister Yin Taichang
Zhonghe Zhou Chamberlain
Qiusheng Zeng Governor Pei Hong
Xiang Bin Imperial Guard
Chunyu Zheng Imperial Guard
Bing Bo Executioner
Kai Cui Dancer
Jingyi Du Dancer
Ho Fei Dancer
Tieyong Liu Gouvernment Secretary
Siwei Ou Dancer
Aaron C. Shang Jiang Lei (as Aaron Shang)
Atsushi Takita Dancer

Producers

Lorraine Ho Executive Producer
Gangjian Qiu Executive Producer
Zhonglei Wang Executive Producer
Woo-Ping Yuen Executive Producer
Woo-Ping Yuen Producer
John Chong Producer
Xiaofeng Hu Producer
Shirley Lau Producer
Zhongjun Wang Producer

Editors

Miaomiao Liu

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