Shadow Magic


1h 52m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Beijing, 1902. While Master Ren, owner of the Feng Tai Photo Shop, prepares for a formal portrait of China's most famous opera star, Lord Tan, Tan's daughter Ling exchanges furtive glances with Ren's chief photographer, Liu. Meanwhile a foreigner named Raymond Wallace hopes to make a fortune with a

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
China Film Group; Dr Reiff & Associates; Film Effects Inc.; Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Kino International; Road Movies Vierte Producktion; Sound One; Technicolor
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Cts; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Beijing, China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Beijing, 1902. While Master Ren, owner of the Feng Tai Photo Shop, prepares for a formal portrait of China's most famous opera star, Lord Tan, Tan's daughter Ling exchanges furtive glances with Ren's chief photographer, Liu. Meanwhile a foreigner named Raymond Wallace hopes to make a fortune with a crude movie theater he names Shadow Magic. Liu's fascination with useless and disapproved foreign gadgetry leads him into a double life working for both Ren and Wallace.

Crew

Filmstiftung Nordrhein-westfalen (nrw)

Funding

Michelle Aubert

Special Thanks

Benu Bhargava

Apprentice Sound Editor

Stan Bochner

Supervising Sound Editor

Denise Booth

Special Thanks

Jenny Chang

Special Thanks

Steve Chang

Executive Producer

Moon Cho

Associate Producer

Mingson Chou

Special Thanks

Wang Chun

Costume Assistant

Don Ciana

Color Timer

Rose-marie Couture

Special Thanks

Joseph Dapello

Legal Services

Wen Deguang

Additional Photography

Ira Deutchman

Special Thanks

Michael Eldridge

Special Thanks

Dan Evans Farkas

Music Editor

Ulrich Felsberg

Executive Producer

Thierry Fremaux

Special Thanks

John Gatti

Legal Services (John Stout, Frederikson & Byron)

Jack Geaseland

Special Thanks

Li Geng

1st Assistant Director

John Gilroy

Editor

Emily Gumpel

Avid Assistant; Avid Assistant Editor

Eitan Hakami

Executive Producer

Chen Harpaz

Re-Recording Mixer

Jerry Hatfield

Special Thanks

Ted Hayash

Lighting Director

Zhang He

2nd Assistant Director

Tobin Hemingway

Associate Producer

Jane Heyer

Special Thanks

Barbara Hollenbeck

Special Thanks

Joyce Hsieh

Accountant (Usa)

Ann Hu

Screenwriter

Ann Hu

Producer

Jiao Shun Hua

Craft Service

Wang Li Jiang

Electrician

Yang Ming Jiang

Electrician

Xao Jing

Boom Operator

Wang Jixian

Production Designer

Frederikson & Byron John Stout

Legal Services

Wang Xue Jun

Construction Crew

Wei Hui Jun

Costume Assistant

Zhang Xue Jun

Unit Publicist

Fei Jung

Production Consultant

Zhang Kang

Translator

Dieter Kosslick

Special Thanks

Don Krim

Special Thanks

Wang Jin Lai

Production Assistant

Sarah-jane Lapp

Special Thanks

Liu Lei

Electrician

Yu Lei

Location Manager

Tang Liang

Other

Tang Louyi

Screenwriter

Lisa Lu

Special Thanks

Bob Mcandrew

Screenwriter

Marty Messinger

Special Thanks

Katia Milani

Executive Producer

Sun Song Min

Dolly Grip

Sonja Moerkens

Special Thanks

Nathalie Morena

Special Thanks

Lin Mu

Production Design Assistant

Jim Nau

Foley Editor

Eddie Nichols

Film Assistant Editor

Gabriele Niemeyer

Special Thanks

Bill Nisselson

Special Thanks

Susan Norget

Publicist (Usa)

Angela Organ

Assistant Sound Editor

Kinda Orr

Special Thanks

Tina Pacheco

Avid Assistant Editor

Gary Palmucci

Special Thanks

Stacey Parks

Casting Consultant (Usa)

Caludia Pauly

Production Accountant (For Raod Movies--Germany)

Hillary Peabody

Avid Assistant Editor

Don Peebles

Dialogue Editor

Alex Peng

Special Thanks

Suzana Peric

Music Editor

Daniele Pfenninings

Production Coordinator (For Road Movies--Germany)

Chan Phillips

Special Thanks

Fu Xiang Ping

Still Photographer

Kong Yue Ping

Camera Mechanic

Xia Jian Ping

Smoke Effects

Cinema Audio Playground

Sound Editorial Facility

Post Production Playground

Editorial Facility & Post Production Supervisor

Wang Xiao Qing

Costume Assistant

Kate Raisz

Screenwriter

Keith Reamer

Editor

Dennis Reiff

Special Thanks

Gerri Reinhart

Special Thanks

Jason Rita

Special Thanks

David Carl Robinson

Costume Designer

David Robinson

Costume Designer (For Jared Harris)

John Roche

Special Thanks

Wang Rong

Costumer

Han Sanping

Executive Producer

Tia Schellstede

Avid Assistant Editor

Nancy Schreiber

Director Of Photography

Barbara Schulberg

Props Buyer

Sandra Schulberg

Co-Producer

Li Wen Sheng

Assistant Camera

David Shepard

Special Thanks

Howard Shore

Music Consultant

Li Qing Shuang

Production Assistant

Guo Shuxianng

2nd Assistant Director

Li Bao Tai

Property Master

Wan Tao

Epk Director & Videographer

Ji Tongshun

Accountant (China)

Milan Trenc

Special Thanks

Kai-peter Uhlig

Legal Services (For Raod Movies--Germany)

Ben Van Os

Production Design Assistant

Peter Waggoner

Final Recording Engineer

Jeremy Walker

Publicist (Usa)

Carol Wells

Production Design Consultant

Cao Wen

Property Assistant

Cara White

Publicist (Usa)

Rudolf Wiesmeiser

Special Thanks

Michael Williams

Post Production Assistant

Wang Cheng Xu

Production Assistant

Charles Xue

Executive Producer

Hou Yi

Property Master

Wang Xue Yi

Sound Mixer

Feng Ying

Script Supervisor

Lee You-ning

Co-Producer

Irwin Young

Special Thanks

Linda Young

Special Thanks

Lin Shi Yuan

Special Thanks

Elizabeth Zagrany

Accountant (Usa)

Ma Bao Zhong

Electrician

Britta Ziegert

Special Thanks

Silke Zimmermann

Special Thanks

Ulla Zwicker

Line Producer (Bluehorse Films Inc)

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
China Film Group; Dr Reiff & Associates; Film Effects Inc.; Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Kino International; Road Movies Vierte Producktion; Sound One; Technicolor
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Cts; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Beijing, China

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 6, 2001

Released in United States on Video September 11, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 11, 2001

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 16 - November 12, 2000.

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (in competition) October 28 - November 5, 2000.

Sony Pictures Classics acquired domestic and foreign distribution rights at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

Began shooting October 19, 1998.

Completed shooting December 17, 1998.

Released in United States Spring April 6, 2001 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video September 11, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 11, 2001

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 16 - November 12, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (in competition) October 28 - November 5, 2000.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) January 20-30, 2000.)