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The Emperor and His Brother (1981)

101 min - Action, Drama, Foreign - 19 July 1981
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A young boy betrays his family who hides a refugee and tells the pursuer (Lo Lieh) where the hiding-place is - just because he wants a valuable telescope for reward. His father decides to kill the boy in order to restore the honor of the family.

Director:  Chor Yuen
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A young boy betrays his family who hides a refugee and tells the pursuer (Lo Lieh) where the hiding-place is - just because he wants a valuable telescope for reward. His father decides to kill the boy in order to restore the honor of the family.


Collections: Chor Yuen

Genres: Action, Drama, Foreign

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  19 July 1981

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 41 min

A young boy betrays his family who hides a refugee and tells the pursuer (Lo Lieh) where the hiding-place is – just because he wants a valuable telescope for reward.

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The Emperor and his brother

The Emperor and His Brother is a 1981 Hong Kong wuxia film based on Louis Cha’s novel The Book and the Sword. Produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, the film was directed by Chor Yuen and starred Ti Lung, Jason Pai and Lo Lieh in the leading roles.

Plot

The Qianlong Emperor is not the legitimate successor to the throne since at birth he was exchanged with the Yongzheng Emperor’s newborn daughter. He learns the truth when two senior members of the Red Flower Society, a subversive anti-government secret organisation, contact him years later, hoping that the emperor will help them in driving the Manchus away. To hide the truth about his heritage, the emperor orders the two men to be killed, although one of them escapes and is captured again later. The Red Flower Society’s chief Chen Jialuo turns out to be Qianlong’s younger brother, and the two of them develop a tenuous relationship as the society’s members attempt to rescue their captured comrade. They unleash an elaborate plan to kidnap the emperor in exchange for their comrade, and hope to persuade the emperor to join their cause. When the exchange takes place, Qianlong must ultimately continue impersonating a Manchu in order to remain in power as ruler of the Qing Empire. Qianlong’s chief lieutenant, Zhang Zhaozhong, is bound and determined to wipe out Chen Jialuo and the Red Flower Society. His opportunity comes when a martial arts contest is scheduled to be held.

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