The Warlords

The Warlords

  • Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Wai-Man Yip
  • Writer: Tin-Nam Chun,Junli Guo,Jiping He
  • Countries of origin: Hong Kong, China
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Release date: December 12, 2007
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Savaş kralları
  • "The Warlords" is an action film directed by Peter Chan and starring Jet Li , Andy Lau , and Takeshi Kaneshiro . It was released in Mainland China in December 2007.
    The story outline of the film is adapted from one of the four mysterious cases in the late Qing Dynasty., tells the entanglement of grievances between the three sworn brothers Pang Qingyun, Zhao Erhu, and Jiang Wuyang. In 2008, the film won Best Film at the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards , Best Film at the 45th Golden Horse Awards , etc. Jet Li won the Best Actor Award at the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards for this film   .


    • Release date December 12, 2007
    • Filming locations Beijing, China
    • Production companies Media Asia Films, Morgan & Chan Films, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC)

    Box office


    $40,000,000 (estimated)

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    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Tre 2022-04-22 07:01:54

      Three men in one play

      Due to the hype of the media, it is difficult for people not to understand some plots before watching this movie, and watch it without some subjective imagination and speculation. With a not so fresh mood, I watched this star blockbuster with huge investment.

      The appearance of Jet Li, a deserter, a failed general who shied the responsibility to his peers when he came up, was surprising. Then, inexplicably, they had a so-called unforgettable relationship with passerby Xu Jinglei, which...

    • By Emmitt 2022-04-22 07:01:54

      Look at the twelve articles of the nomination certificate

      1. In the movie, soldiers are bandits in armor, will be bandits in high boots, and handsome is a devil with a human face and a beast heart.

      2. In the movie, the name vote is a cold joke in the political field of high mountains and deep waters. From the third brother to the second brother, and finally to the eldest brother, one is colder than the other.

      3. In the movie, Liansheng is a victim of unspoken rules; although she pretends to be Erhu in her heart, she cares deeply...

    • By Russell 2022-04-22 07:01:54

      Who is the least reliable?

      Someone summed up the inspiration of several movies at the end of the year: after
      watching "Lust, Caution", women are unreliable; after
      watching "Apple", men are unreliable
      ", the organization is unreliable.
      After watching "Changjiang No. 7", people on earth

          feel unreliable. 2007 ended with unreliability, and 2008 started with unreliability. Life is extremely dark...

          Actually , Wang Jiazhi told us that women just want a true relationship,...

    • By Conrad 2022-04-22 07:01:54

      Don't say brother is unreliable

      2007 faded to the back among all kinds of unreliable things. I took the time to watch the nomination certificate in the unit, it was not as bad as I imagined, nor was I overwhelmed by Chen Kexin's certain directing ability, it was just a movie, telling the story of my brother, I don't want to be let go by those so-called deleted scenes. Chew and chew, I don't want to talk about the trust of emotions, whether the brothers are reliable or not.
      When I saw the end of the film, I thought a lot,

    • By Doris 2022-04-22 07:01:54

      Meet 100% Pang Qingyun

      They all said that after watching "Lust and Caution" they knew that women were unreliable; after watching "Famous Names" they knew that brothers were unreliable; after watching "Assembly" they knew that organizations were unreliable. I haven't watched "Assembly Number", and Tang Wei in "Lust and Caution" is no longer reliable and finally shouted "Go quickly", what I want to say is "Vote for Name".
      Brothers are reliable, otherwise Zhao Erhu will be shot into a target blankly? Otherwise,...

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    • By Angus 2022-03-27 09:01:21

      Regarding court politics, the game of power is not for...

    • By Jamey 2022-03-27 09:01:21

      How to see how it is not...

    • By Edmond 2022-03-27 09:01:21

      Quote: Only one is the head on the battlefield! I'm sad. However, I don't regret...

    • By Andy 2022-03-27 09:01:21

      The best war films in recent years have largely reflected the blood and brutality of the Shaggy...

    • By Jason 2022-03-27 09:01:21

      A group of wily bureaucrats played by mainland actors framed several niche students from Hong Kong and Taiwan. To be honest, it is much more complicated and profound than the Shaw Brothers Jiang David Dillon version of "Thorn Horse" that I watched back then. Friends' wives and ex-girlfriends are not to be bullied. Men still need brothers. And those who are called the monarch and the widow, who are promoted to the ranks and ride the dragon are the solitary ministers,...

    Movie plot

    In the autumn of 1870, the eldest brother Pang Qingyun (played by Jet Li) , dressed in an official uniform, overlooked his inauguration stage from the top of the city wall; full of ideals and ambitions, if he did not embark on this road of no return, he would most likely overthrow the corrupt Qing court. One of the revolutionaries of New China, he created a great career and has a long history. Unfortunately, two robbers and a woman...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    The background of the film is the Qing Dynasty, so all the actors in the play have to shave their heads. Because the film takes the realistic route, the actors in the play should be very manly or handsome.
    In the film, Takeshi Kaneshiro changed his handsome and unrestrained image and appeared in a shaggy look.
    The film used 15 assistant directors and 6 cameras, and the largest war scene lasted for 20 minutes. Even two people had to have...
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    Story prototype

    The prototype of the storyline of "The Warlords" is one of the four strange cases in the late Qing Dynasty. Zhang Wenxiang and Huang Zong in the middle are both from grass and mang, and Ma Xinyi and Ma Xinyi do not know each other, and they become brothers of the opposite sex. The wife of the second child, Huang Zong, is in love with his eldest brother Ma Xinyi, but Ma Xinyi has established a strong line of defense that is not broken...
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    Motion design

    The filming of "The Warlords" did not go smoothly for a month. The first scene, which was originally planned to be filmed in 7 days, actually took a month to shoot. In the middle of the film, Peter Chan felt that the first scene was delayed like this, and don't think about it later. made a bid. When depressed, Peter Chan even denied himself to the point of wanting to retire and let the investor change the director. The reason for this...
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    Film photography

    The film's photography work is held by Huang Yuetai, who has won the Best Cinematography Award at the 6-time Academy Awards. The first is the shooting of the big scene. Huang Yuetai used the phrase "the most in the past 30 years" to describe the crowd of actors. The crew used 8 cameras to shoot a scene with thousands of people at the same time, and if there are 3 scenes, there are 24 cameras. Three or four cameras should be activated...
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    Demonstrate humanistic care

    Although the translation of "The Warlords" is "God of War", in fact, it spares no effort to promote the anti-war theme. Therefore, in the war scenes of the film, Peter Chan's approach is completely different from Zhang Yimou's violent aesthetics. He did not lay out dazzling colors, but chose blue-gray tones to highlight the cruelty and horror of war. In the action design, it is not flying around, beautifying force as dance, but...
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    Cross-echoing of literary and martial arts

    The whole movie of "The Warlords" can be said to be both civil and military, the martial arts are wonderful, and the writing is profound, especially the few wars in the martial arts drama, in addition to the blood, let people see the human nature. Several battles are also the process of character inner transformation. The whole film talks about brotherhood, love between men and women, and faith. If the first half of the film is to...
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    War scene loss

    The battle scene is also the place where the film loses the most points. The movie specifically mentions Shucheng, Suzhou and Nanjing, but the war scenes in the movie were filmed at the Zhuozhou Film and Television City in the north. For many domestic audiences, especially those in the south of the Yangtze River, they will be very concerned about this: outside the city of Suzhou, there is not even a small river, and there is not even a...
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    Movie quotes

    • General Pang Qingyun: Remember my face, so you can seek vengeance in the next life.

    • General Pang Qingyun: to Zhang Wen-Xiang: Let them eat. It's their last meal

      Zhao Er-Hu: But I promised to spare their lives!

      General Pang Qingyun: Winning is all that matters in war!

      Zhao Er-Hu: A man who breaks his word is a beast!