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Subplots weigh down heavy film in The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom

Published on Jul 30, 2014 5:45 PM
This is the latest big-screen imagining of Liang Yusheng's serialised fantasy novel The Story Of The White Haired Demoness (1957), a Romeo And Juliettype love story that has seen numerous film and TV adaptations over the past few decades. -- PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

Review Fantasy drama


104 minutes/Opens tomorrow/**

The story: After getting framed for the murder of a prominent government official, a witch-like woman known as the Jade Raksha (Fan Bingbing) becomes a wanted criminal. At the same time, a young man known as Zhuo Yihang (Huang Xiaoming), the new head of the Non-Affiliated Party, is framed for the murder of the emperor. The two fugitives meet by chance and fall in love. But when news breaks that the Jade Raksha may have been responsible for the murder of Yihang's beloved grandfather, can he still find it in himself to love her?

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