Uproar in heaven--excerpt
1965 to 1965
An adaptation of the first 7 chapters of Wu Cheng-En’s classic novel Journey to the West. Based on the classic mythological novel Journey to the West, the film focus on the mischievous Monkey King's early misadventures from the novel.The Monkey King decides to claim a giant pillar that fixes the sea in place. The Dragon King begs the Jade Emperor to punish Wukong. Rather than engage the mischievous Monkey King in a direct confrontation, the powers-that-be decide to appoint him to a largely meaningless position within heaven’s bureaucracy in order to keep an eye on him. But when he finds out the truth, he revolts against heaven, setting off a series of events that culminates in all-out war. He returns home and gathers his forces, flying a banner that reads, “Great Sage Equal to Heaven.” This blasphemous display of arrogance provokes the Jade Emperor’s ire, and the armies of heaven rain down on the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit.
Wu, Cheng'en, ca. 1500-ca. 1582
Released in 1965.
Shanghai mei shu dian ying zhi pian chang (Production unit). Laiming Wan (Director).
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America
Noncommercial exhibition (see agreement)