Scene from Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
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Tang Dynasty on the big screen

Director Tsui Hark talks about his latest film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. The film tells the story of Di Renjie, one of the most celebrated officials of the Tang Dynasty in 7th Century China.

The film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2010 Venice film festival and it premiered at the Toronto film festival.

Tom Brook looks at what impact the story might have on a Western audience.

Talking Movies is broadcast on BBC World News on Saturday at 1330 GMT and is repeated on Sunday at 0030, 0730, and 2030 GMT.

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