Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

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U.S. Premiere

China | 122 MINUTES

DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME

Crime, Action, Thriller

On the eve of her coronation as China's first female ruler, Wu Zetian's colossal Buddha statue is nearing completion when a series of mysterious events threaten to derail the empress' rise to power. Two high-ranking officials burst into flames after inspecting the statue, leading to suspicions of foul play targeted toward the empress. On the counsel of her spiritual advisor (who takes the form of a talking deer), the empress summons legendary sleuth and martial arts expert Detective Dee out of exile in prison to solve the case. With the help of the beautiful and deadly Jing'er and albino imperial guard Pei, Dee sets out to crack the case… and crack a few skulls along the way.

Stunningly choreographed fight scenes abound in this intricately plotted whodunit, set in an exquisitely realized steampunk version of ancient China. A period epic from genre master Tsui Hark, Detective Dee is an action-packed, visually breathtaking Sherlock Holmes-style mystery starring some of China's top acting talent: Andy Lau, Bingbing Li, Carina Lau, and Tony Leung Ka-fai.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Tsui Hark and Tsui Hark

TSUI HARK graduated in film from the University of Texas in Austin. In 1979 he directed his debut, Die bian. He co-founded production house Film Workshop, which produced such classics as John Woo's A Better Tomorrow. Hark's Swordsman, Dragon Inn, and Once Upon a Time in China created a new era and standard for the "wuxia" genre that has now become a trend in filmmaking.


 



Co-hosted by

Subway Cinema


Director of Photography
Chan Chi-Ying, Parkie Chan
Production Designer
Sung Pong Choo
Director
Tsui Hark
Action Director
Sammo Hung
Producer
Wang Zhonglei, Wang Zhongjun
Primary Cast
Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Jean-Michel Casanova, Teddy Robin Kwan, Bingbing Li, Chao Deng
Editor
Yau Chi-Wai
Screenwriter
Chang Chia-lu
Composer
Peter Kam

CONTACTS

Main Contact
Amy Tu
Indomina Media
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310.271.4500
amy.tu@indomina.com
Submitter
Rob Williams
VP, Acquisitions & Production
Indomina Media Inc.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310.271.4500
rob.williams@indomina.com