My Kingdom (2011)

Movie


My Kingdom (2011)
Da wu sheng (original title)

In the 19th century, the Prince Regent of the Qing Dynasty orders the mass execution of the entire Meng clan. Before his beheading, the leader vows that his family will avenge this travesty of justice. Awaiting his death, a five-year-old Meng boy named Erkui bravely sings an aria. The power and purity of his voice touches the opera star Master Yu and his seven-year-old pupil Guan Yilong. Master Yu rescues the boy and the two orphans become brothers. Years later, Master Yu wins the coveted golden "The Mightiest Warrior" plaque from the Prince Regent, but subsequently loses it in a duel with his archrival Master Yue. Banished from the stage upon his loss, Master Yu spends his time training the two brothers in the village. When the boys grow into men, they set off for Shanghai to pursue revenge. Once they reach Shanghai, they quickly defeat Master Yue, not only reclaiming the plaque but also taking over Yue's opera troupe. Almost overnight, they become sensations of the Shanghai opera ...
China
Hong Kong
IMDb  5.1 /10
Metacritic   49%
Creators
Director Xiaosong Gao
Writer Jingzhi Zou
Information
Release Date2011-09-08
Runtime1h 48mins
GenreAction, Drama, Romance
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards1 win & 1 nomination.
CompanyCelestial Pictures, DW Films, Emei Film Production Group
CountryChina, Hong Kong
LanguageMandarin
Guan Yi Long
Meng Er Kui
Xi Mu Lang
General Lu
Master Yu Shengying
Plainclothes police