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On His Majesty’s Secret Service (2009)

On His Majesty’s Secret Service

Year: 2009
Directed: Wong Jing
Genre: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts
Runtime: 01:37
Country:  China/Hong Kong
Cast: Louis Koo Tin-Lok, Barbie Hsu, Sandra Ng Kwun-Yu, Tong Dawei, Liu Yang, Lam Chi-Chung, Song Jia, Liu Yiwei, Louis Fan Siu-Wong

Synopsis / Plot

The secret service has been responsible for protecting the Emperor for generations and 12 agents are always assigned to bodyguard duty. Amongst the current group, Zero Zero Dog (Louis Koo) is considered to be the weakest as he shows no interest in the martial arts and spends his time studying technology and creatng inventions. When Dog stumbles upon an evil plot to kill the Emperor by the chief eunuch, Cao Yan Chui (Fan Siu Wong), he decides to prove everyone wrong and vanquish the enemy himself.



Mulan (2009)

Mulan 2009

aka:  Hua Mu Lan
Year: 2009
Directed: Jingle Ma Chor-Sing
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 01:53:56
Country: China
Cast: Vicki Zhao, Aloys Chen, Jaycee Chan, Kun Chen, Jun Hu, Yu Rong-Guang, Jiao Xu

Synopsis / Plot

Hua Mulan is a heroine who joined an all-male army, described in a famous Chinese poem known as the Ballad of Mulan. The poem was first written in the Musical Records of Old and New from the 6th century, the century before the founding of the Tang Dynasty; the original work no longer exists, and the original text of this poem comes from another work known as the Music Bureau Collection, an anthology of lyrics, songs, and poems, compiled by Guo Maoqian during the 12th century. The author explicitly mentions the Musical Records of Old and New as his source for the poem. Whether she was a historical person or whether the poem was an allegory has been debated for centuries—it is unknown whether the story has any factual basis.