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Confucius (2010)
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Confucius (2010)
Original name: 孔子
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new heights but becomes a target of conquest for the warlike nation of Qi. Threatened with annihilation by their powerful neighbour, a desperate people turn to their greatest teacher to lead their most powerful army. When Confucius delivers a stunning victory against all odds, a jealous aristocracy sets out to destroy him, but they should never under-estimate a remarkable man whose wisdom is more powerful than the sword.
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, epic, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: human spirit, human nature, politics, battles, historical figure, society, political unrest, heroes, hopes, leadership, state affairs, philosopher, wise man, historic figure, social differences, redemption, female director, philosophy, chinese, wisdom, chinese history, disciple
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia

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