Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)

Director
Chen Kaige

Main cast
Huang Xuan; Hiroshi Abe; Zhang Tianai; Keiko Matsuzaka; Liu Haoran

Genres
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Description
During the Late Tang Dynasty, a manor is invaded by a demon cat and a sense of unrest befalls the capital of Changan. A poet is charged with investigating the case and meets up with a monk. The two work together and pull apart the thread of clues to reveal a history of truths leading to the events.


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