The Romance of Book and Sword

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The Romance of Book and Sword
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Traditional 書劍恩仇錄
Simplified 书剑恩仇录
Mandarin Shū Jiàn Ēn Chóu Lù
Directed by Ann Hui
Produced by Shen Minhui
Guo Fengqi
Screenplay by Chun Sai-sam
Story by Louis Cha
Music by Gu Guanren
Law Wing-fai
Cinematography Bill Wong
Edited by Chau Muk-leung
Production
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Release dates
  • 13 August 1987 (1987-08-13)
Running time 94 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Mandarin
Box office HK$5,991,706.00

The Romance of Book and Sword, released as Jiangnan Shujian Qing (江南書劍情) in mainland China, is a 1987 Hong Kong film based on Louis Cha's novel The Book and the Sword. The film was followed by Princess Fragrance, released later in the same month and also directed by Ann Hui. It is also one of the earliest Hong Kong films to be completely shot in mainland China with a full mainland Chinese cast.[citation needed]

Plot[edit]

The film covers the first half of the novel and ends with the truce between the Qianlong Emperor and the Red Flower Society at Liuhe Pagoda. The two major subplots in the novel are omitted: Li Yuanzhi and Zhou Qi do not appear in the film.

Cast[edit]

  • Zhang Duofu as Chen Jialuo
    • Jiang Wei as young Chen Jialuo
  • Chang Dashi as Qianlong Emperor
  • Liu Jia as Huoqingtong
  • Ding Cuihua as Luo Bing
  • Lü Yongquan as Taoist Wuchen
  • Yu Dalu as Zhao Banshan
  • Guo Bichuan as Wen Tailai
  • Wang Jingqiu as Zhang Jin
  • Hou Changrong as Yu Yutong
  • Chen Youwang as Xu Tianhong
  • Ren Naichang as Shi Shuangying
  • Zhang Jun as Chang Bozhi
  • Wang Wei as Chang Hezhi
  • Zheng Jianhua as Jiang Sigen
  • Fu Yongcai as Wei Chunhua
  • Sun Chenxi as Xinyan
  • Wang Hongtao as Yu Wanting
  • Wu Chunsheng as Zhang Zhaozhong
  • Yang Junsheng as Heshen
  • Ding Tao as Zhaohui
  • Deng Jie as Chen Jialuo's mother
  • Ge Lili as Qinghua
  • Zhu Yi as Prince Su
  • Zhang Xuehao as Li Kexiu
  • Wang Wensheng as Long Jun
  • Shi Wei as Wet nurse

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