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Easternlight shines for Chen Kaige's epic Sacrifice

Easternlight Films has acquired worldwide rights excluding China and Japan to Sacrifice, the new film from Chinese auteur Chen Kaige.

Previously known as The Orphan Of Zhao, the epic action drama is the story of the sole heir to a powerful clan who is unwittingly raised in the household of the man who murdered his family. He’s also unaware that he is being groomed as an instrument of revenge by a benefactor whose family was slain by the same man.

The cast includes Ge You, Wang Xueqi, Fan Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming and Hai Qing. The film is backed by Beijing-based Stellar Megamedia and produced by Chen Hong and Stellar Megamedia chief Qin Hong.

Easternlight, a division of Arclight Films International, will screen a promo at Toronto from the film, which is currently in post-production.

“Chen Kaige’s new film is a powerful epic which we feel will appeal to a broad audience worldwide so we are very pleased that Easternlight Films will represent it and introduce it to distributors at Toronto this week,” said producers Chen Hong and Qin Hong.

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