|Directed by||Gordon Chan|
|Produced by||Abe Kwong Man-Wai|
|Screenplay by||Gordon Chan|
Lau Ho Leung
|Story by||Pu Songling|
|Based on||Strange Tales of a Lonely Studio|
by Pu Songling
|Music by||Fujiwara Ikuro|
|Edited by||Chan Kei Hop|
|Distributed by||Beijing Enlight Pictures (China)|
Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK) (Hong Kong)
Mural (simplified Chinese: 画壁; traditional Chinese: 畫壁; pinyin: Huà Bì; Jyutping: Waa6 Bik1) is a 2011 Chinese film directed by Gordon Chan. It is directed by the same director who directed Painted Skin (2008). Both stories are drawn from Pu Songling's (1640–1715) collection of supernatural tales Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio.
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Mural tells the story of Zhu Xiaolian, a poor scholar who travels to the capital to take an examination accompanied by his servant. Along the way they capture a thief. The thief, trying to escape, enters a temple.
While taking a break Zhu becomes distracted by a mural and enters into the fantasy land of fairies. He meets the fairies and encounters love and hate. Due to the strict regulations of no man being allowed in the fairy land created by the queen fairy, a war breaks out to drive the men away.
- Deng Chao as Zhu Xiaolian
- Sun Li as Shaoyao
- Yan Ni as The Aunt
- Collin Chou as Meng Longtan
- Zheng Shuang as Mudan
- Eric Tsang as Monk Budong (guest star)
- Andy On as Golden Warrior
- Monica Mok as Ding Xiang
- Ada Liu as fairy Yunmei
- Bao Wenjing as Baihe
- Xia Yiyao as Xuelian
- Bao Beier as Hou Xia, Zhu's servant
- Du Shiwu as housekeeper
- Xie Nan as Fairy Cuizhu
The title song for the movie is also named "Mural". The singers are Deng Chao and Betty Sun.
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