Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

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It's the early 17th century and the Ming Dynasty is in decline. Palace guard Shen Lian is once again caught up in a conspiracy. Can condemned prisoner Bei Zhai help him to discover the truth? In this prequel to the martial arts spectacle BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES, the swords are flying amid magnificent historical backdrops, cutting through a corrupt world full of intrigue.

tags: Action, Far East, History, Feature film, Crime/Murder

Cast: Chen Chang, Mi Yang, Yi Zhang, Shih-Chieh Chin, Jiayin Lei


Screenplay: Shu Chen, Yang Lu, Yang Yu

Director of Photography: Qiming Hang

Film Editor: Yiran Tu, Liyun Zhu

Composer: Kenji Kawai

Production Designer: Yu Zhao

Costume Design: Tingting Liang

Sound: Gang Wang

Producer: Yibing Wang, Hong Qing, Ning Zhang

Production Company: Hua Man Shan (Shanghai) Film, Dirty Monkey, J.Q. Pictures, Free Whale Pictures, Huanxi Media

Co-Production Company: Tencent Pictures, J-Studio, Huace Film & TV (Tian Jin), Qitai Yuanyang Media, United Entertainment Partner Media, Zhongnan Films, Ying Du Culture Investment, TUS Film Television, Mulight Film, Youth Film Studio, Max Time, ANRUI MEDIA, Huanxi Media Group, Jia Yi Film & Media

World Sales: Movie View International

Distributor: Pandastorm Pictures

Director: Yang Lu


Lu Yang studied film direction at the Beijing Film Academy under Tian Zhuangzhuang. His debut film, MY SPECTACULAR THEATRE (2010), was honored in Busan, Korea, with an award for upcoming filmmakers.