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The Battle of Dingjunshan

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The Battle of Dingjunshan (2020)

Opera - 1 October 2020
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Based on an episode in Luo Guanzhong's historical novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" and starred Tan Xinpei. The film consisted of a recording of a Beijing opera performance of the Battle of Mount Dingjun and constitutes the first Chinese film ever made.

Director:  Ren Jingfeng
Writers:  Guanzhong Luo
Stars:  Tan Xinpei

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Based on an episode in Luo Guanzhong's historical novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" and starred Tan Xinpei. The film consisted of a recording of a Beijing opera performance of the Battle of Mount Dingjun and constitutes the first Chinese film ever made.


Collections: Ren Jingfeng

Genres: Opera

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Country:   China
Language:  Chinese Mandarin
Release Date:  1 October 2020

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Production Companies:  Fengtai Photography Studio of Beijing

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Based on an episode in Luo Guanzhong’s historical novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” and starred Tan Xinpei.

The film consisted of a recording of a Beijing opera performance of the Battle of Mount Dingjun and constitutes the first Chinese film ever made.

The Battle of Dingjunshan is a 1905 Chinese film directed by Ren Qingtai (任庆泰) aka Ren Jingfeng (任景丰). The film was made by Beijing’s Fengtai Photography (simplified Chinese: 丰泰照相馆; traditional Chinese: 丰泰照相館). It was based on an episode in Luo Guanzhong’s historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms and starred Tan Xinpei (simplified Chinese: 谭鑫培; traditional Chinese: 譚鑫培). It is sometimes translated as Conquering the Jun Mountain.

The film consisted of a recording of a Beijing opera performance of the Battle of Mount Dingjun and constitutes the first Chinese film ever made.

The only print was destroyed in a fire in the late 1940s. [Wikipedia]

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