Shadow Magic Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Shadow Magic the Movie

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Englishman Raymond Wallace (Harris) turns up in Peking in 1902 with a hand-cranked, black and white, soundless camera and projector, thus bringing the first moving images to China. Local photographer Liu Jinglun (Yu), intrigued by the new technolgy, bridges the cultural barriers between Raymond and the community, causing problems of loyalty with his own family and friends and even jeopardizing his marriage chances. Mandarin with subtitles.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 115 minutes.
Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

China, Period Piece: 1900s, Shutterbugs, Film History, Culture Clash
Ann Hu, Huang Dan, Tang Louyi, Kate Raisz, Bob McAndrew
Jared Harris, Xia Yu, Peiqi Liu, Lu Liping, Xing Yufei, Wang Jingming, Li Yusheng
Nancy Schreiber
Ann Hu
Zhang Lida
John Gilroy, Keith Reamer, Huang Bao Rong, Wang Jixian
Ann Hu, Beijing Film Studio, China Film, Road Movies, Sony Pictures Classics

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