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Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (traditional Chinese title: 狄仁傑之通天帝國, simplified Chinese title: 狄仁杰之通天帝国, Di renjie: Tong tian di guo), is a 2010 Chinese and Hong Kong co-production film directed by Tsui Hark. It was released in China by Huayi Brothers on September 30, 2010.

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Basic information

Traditional Chinese title: 狄仁傑之通天帝國
Simplified Chinese title: 狄仁杰之通天帝国
Phonetic title: Di renjie: Tong tian di guo
English title: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Language: Mandarin
Country: CN China / HK Hong Kong
Runtime: 122 minutes
Genre: Period film, Martial arts film, Fiction film
Director: Tsui Hark
Scriptwriter: Chen Kuofu
Producer: Tsui Hark, Nansun Shi, Peggy Lee
Production company: Huayi Brothers, Film Workshop
Distribution company: Huayi Brothers, Emperor Motion Pictures
Release date: September 30, 2010

Plot

A bizarre murder mystery brings together the most powerful woman in China, the soon-to-be-Empress Wu Zetian (Carina Lau, Curiosity Kills the Cat), and a formerly exiled detective, Dee Renjie (Andy Lau, Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon), at the infamous Imperial Palace. Hoping that he will solve the crime before her coronation, Wu appoints Dee Chief Judge of the Empire and implores him to combine his indisputable wisdom with his unparalleled martial arts skills to save the future of her dynasty. Director Hark Tsui (Seven Swords) teams with stunt director Sammo Huang in this heart-pounding, epic thriller inspired by the incredible true story of one of the Tang Dynastys most celebrated officials.

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Some scenes in “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame”

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