Zhang Yimou’s latest epic tale of sultry watercolor swordplay drama now lands stateside with an official U.S. trailer for Shadow. It matters that this latest feat from the man who brought us some of the best turn of the century work ever in projects like Hero and House Of Flying Daggers has earned this new feature gem nearly a dozen awards to its credit which should make Shadow more than worthy of your support upon its May 3 release.
With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.
Shadow stars Deng Chao, Sun Li
Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan, Wang Jingchun, Hu Jun, Guan Xiaotong and Leo Wu.