Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame
- China/Hong Kong
- 2h 2min
- Directed by: Tsui Hark
- Cast: Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Li Bingbing, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Deng Chao
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Imagine the brilliant deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes allied to the daredevil martial arts prowess of Bruce Lee and you have the measure of Detective Dee, a legendary sleuth from the Tang Dynasty era. Tsui Hark’s sumptuous period adventure offers a work out for the little grey cells and superb action choreography from Sammo Hung. When a succession of court dignitaries die from spontaneous combustion, Empress Wu Zeitan (Carina Lau) calls on Detective Dee (Andy Lau) to solve the mystery and save the day. The result is a triumphant introduction to an iconic Chinese character and one of the most original, eye-catching action movies of the year.
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