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Painted Skin (2008)

103 min - Action, Drama, Thriller - 25 September 2008
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Painted Skin is based on one of Pu Songling's classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Zhou Xun stars as Xiao Wei, a fox spirit that feasts on human hearts in order to maintain her lovely, youthful appearance. When General Wang Sheng (Chen Kun) 'rescues' her from a band of bandits and brings her home, trouble brews as the demon falls in love with the general.

Director:  Gordon Chan

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Painted Skin is based on one of Pu Songling's classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Zhou Xun stars as Xiao Wei, a fox spirit that feasts on human hearts in order to maintain her lovely, youthful appearance. When General Wang Sheng (Chen Kun) 'rescues' her from a band of bandits and brings her home, trouble brews as the demon falls in love with the general.


Collections: Gordon Chan

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

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Country:   China Hong Kong Singapore
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  25 September 2008

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Runtime:  1 h 43 min

Painted Skin is based on one of Pu Songling’s classic short stories in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio.

Zhou Xun stars as Xiao Wei, a fox spirit that feasts on human hearts in order to maintain her lovely, youthful appearance. When General Wang Sheng (Chen Kun) ‘rescues’ her from a band of bandits and brings her home, trouble brews as the demon falls in love with the general.

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Leading his force of knights home from battle, General WANG saves a beautiful girl Xiao-wei from a team of bandits.

They bring her back to their hometown of Jiang Du, and despite the onset of brutal murders that accompany her arrival, nobody suspects her as the killer.

The deaths are not only mysterious but barbaric as well, with their hearts ripped out.

The killer is in fact a Lizard Legend named Yi, but it is for Xiao-wei he commits these acts for, as she is a Fox Legend who needs to eat the hearts to stay in human form.

Only General WANG’s wife, Pei-rong attempts to reveal her secret but the town attributes her declaration as jealous rantings.

Meanwhile, her former lover, PANG Yong, and exorcist arrive to expel Xiao-wei, and the fight between human and legends begins.

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