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King Drummer

Qing chun gu wang

Directed by Umetsugu Inoue
Hong Kong, 1967
Drama, Musical


A talented but reckless young longshoreman Sun Chi-Chiang from the wrong side of the docks gets a chance to achieve showbiz stardom as the Krupka-esque ‘Thunder King Drummer’ with a tip from his mild mannered but equally talented composer brother Yi-chuan.

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King Drummer Directed by Umetsugu Inoue

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  • bryanvmh's rating of the film King Drummer

    Such a prototype for almost every biopic about the rise of a musical star - except the real star is the manager who falls in love with all of her drum-banging pop star lackeys. Clothes, music, dancing, and choreography are all on point. In amazing-scope with the edges of the frame morphed with great depth of field in almost every shot and vibrant color - just a joy to look at

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