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[The AV Club Review] ‘Hero’ director Zhang Yimou finds beauty in opposites in the visually stunning ‘Shadow’

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— by Katie Rife: Politically, there are no shades of gray in Shadow, the latest from Hero and House Of Flying Daggers director Zhang Yimou. You’re either on the side of the patriotic freedom fighters who dream of liberating the walled city of Jingzhou from its occupiers, or you’re on the side of the spoiled, cowardly king of Pei (Zheng Kai), who glorifies his own selfish inaction in the form of an epic poem called “Ode To Peace” painted on screens placed around his throne room. Morally, things are a bit murkier…

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May 2, 2019 — 17:05

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