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"The Guillotines" Set to Hit Theaters on December 20

2012-05-21 11:29:09        Chinese Films

A still photo of "The Guillotines" [Photo: Mtime.com]

The team behind the martial arts blockbuster "The Guillotines" announced at the ongoing 65th Cannes International Film Festival that the film is scheduled to hit cinema screens nationwide on December 20 during the New Year holiday slot, Mtime.com reports.

Produced by Peter Chan and directed by Lau Wai Keung, "The Guillotines" features a host of famous stars including Huang Xiaoming, Ethan Ruan, Li Yuchun, Shawn Yue, Jing Boran, Pu Bajia and Zhou Yiwei.

Set in the period of the Qing Emperor Qianlong, the film revolves around a secretive organization called The Guillotines which is composed of young martial arts masters who carry out the government's orders to kill those who go against the government's ruling.

The film reportedly received investment of about 1.5 million US dollars. It will go up against Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmaster" and Jackie Chan's "CZ12," both of which will also hit cinema screens on December 20.

By Liu Shuai

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