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Genre Drama
Running Time 122 min
MPAA rating R (for some violent content)
Release Date Jul 27, 2012
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Sacrifice (Zhao shi gu er)

A story of epic revenge, SACRIFICE focuses on a power hungry general who wipes out his rival along with his entire family, save for one newborn. The infant is protected by the doctor who delivered him and raises him as his own, hoping to mold him into his own instrument of retribution.

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July 27, 2012 - Boston.com - By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff

Director Chen Kaige’s most famous film remains “Farewell My Concubine” (1993). “Sacrifice” could be called “Farewell My Clan.” The first half of this lavishly produced costume epic concerns the plot by evil general Tu’an Gu (an excellent Wang Xueqi) to murder the Zhao clan. Since there are some 300 Zhaos, this is no small task.

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