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- "A Battle of Wits", also known as Battle of the Warriors, is a 2006 Hong Kong-Chinese action war drama film based on a Japanese historical novel by Ken'ichi Sakemi, as well as the manga series Bokko by Hideki Mori. Directed by Jacob Cheung, the film starred Andy Lau, Ahn Sung-ki, Wang Zhiwen, Fan Bingbing, Nicky Wu and Choi Siwon. This was a joint-production between mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.
- also known as Mo gong, Battle of the Warriors, Battle of Wits, Mak6 Gung1, Mò Gōng, Battle of Kingdoms
- countries: Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Japan
- language: Standard Chinese
- producers: Jacob Cheung, Satoru Iseki, Lee Joo-Ick, Wang Zhongjun, Huang Jianxin & Tom Cheung
- executive producers: Bong-Chui Hong, Tsui Siu-Ming, Wang Zhonglei
- production design by Zhenzhou Yi
- art direction by Zhenzhou Yi, Zhen Wu, Yong-Jiang Li
- written by Jacob Cheung
- based on "A Battle of Wits" by Ken'ichi Sakemi & Hideki Mori
- Choi Siwon as Liang Shi
- Andy Lau as Ge Li - the Mohist
- Wang Zhiwen as King of Liang
- Fan Bingbing as Liang Cavalry Chief Yi Yue
- Ahn Sung-ki as Zhao Commander Xiang Yan-zhong
- Chin Siu-ho as Liang General Niu Zi Zhang
- Shaan Price as Yuan Yu
- Nicky Wu as Liang Archer Zi Tuan
- Tin Chiu Hung as Zhao General Gao He-yong
- Wu Ma as Royal Tutor of Liang
- Lin Yongjian as Cai Qiu
- Lixiao Yang as Girl spy
- cinematography by Yoshitaka Sakamoto
- edited by Kong Chi-leung
- music by Kenji Kawai
- costume design by Huamiao Tong
- genres: War film, Action Film, Drama
- rating: R (USA)
- released on (8 years ago)
- some of the awards:
- Asian Film Award for Best Actor (Japan / Hong Kong / Chinese mainland / South Korea) nomination for Andy Lau
- Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Art Director nomination for Zhenzhou Yi
- Golden Rooster Award for Best Art Direction nomination for Zhenzhou Yi
- Golden Rooster Award for Best Director nomination for Jacob Cheung
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director nomination for Jacob Cheung
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Editing nomination for Kong Chi-leung
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Costume and Make Up Design nomination for Huamiao Tong
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Action Choreography nomination for Wei Tung
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Score nomination for Kenji Kawai
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Sound Design nomination for Steve Burgess & Wei He
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Visual Effects nomination for Eddy Wong, Victor Wong, Clement Cheng
- Golden Rooster Award for Best Art Direction, received by Zhenzhou Yi
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Editing, received by Kong Chi-leung
- official website: ent.sina.com.cn/f/m/mozi
- "A Battle of Wits" is a silent drama motion picture short starring Tom Moore, Alice Joyce and Earle Foxe.
"A Battle of Wits" is a novel written by Ken'ichi Sakemi.
- author: Ken'ichi Sakemi
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by Maurice Waite
a long and difficult struggle: a battle of wits. v. (battles, battling, battled) fight or struggle with determination. battler n. – origin Old French bataille. battleaxe n. 1 a large axe used in ancient warfare. 2 informal an aggressive older woman.
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