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Candle in the Tomb - 鬼吹灯之精绝古城

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Joe “Qiao En” Chen and Jin Dong star in a tomb-raiding thriller that proves visiting graves is only a good idea when you don’t become a permanent resident.

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Candle in the Tomb - 鬼吹灯之精绝古城

Candle in the Tomb - 鬼吹灯之精绝古城 (鬼吹灯之精绝古城)

Alternate titles: 鬼吹灯之精绝古城 Starring and

Joe “Qiao En” Chen (Stay With Me) and Jin Dong (Nirvana in Fire) star in a tomb-raiding thriller that proves visiting graves is only a good idea when you don’t become a permanent resident. Shirley Yang (Joe Chen) is an American archaeologist. When she learns that her father disappeared while exploring Chinese tombs, she goes to find him. There, instead of finding her father, she meets tomb raider Hu Ba Yi (Jin Dong). A former army man, Ba Yi has learned the art of feng shui and has an inherited book that gives him deep knowledge of tombs and their infrastructure. When a seemingly magical curse falls upon, however, the uninvited tomb guest and his partner join Shirley in a quest to find her father and, hopefully, a cure to their curse. Together, they travel towards a “ghost cave” in the Taklamakan Desert in northwestern China to find her father. But as they move forward, from a pyramid grave in Yunnan to a secret cave in Tibet, and from underground mausoleums to lost kingdoms, Ba Yi is convinced that they are falling into an elaborate trap, and someone, somewhere, is watching their every move.

Also known by its original title “Ghost Blows Out the Light,” Candle in the Tomb is a web drama series based on a novel by author Zhang Muye, who wrote it under the pen name “The Ruler Under Heavens.” Written in just 11 months, the story is set in the 1980s, when globalization was first starting to take effect in China. The best-selling online novel of 2006 in the country, “Ghost Blows out the Candle” also inspired two movies prior to this drama series. Produced by Tencent, Candle in the Tomb originally premiered on QQLive on December 19, 2016 (more than 10 years after the original novel’s March 2006 release date). It ran until February 06, 2017 for 21 episodes.

When asked about the strange title, Zhang Muye explained that the reference to the candle and the original name, “Ghost Blows Out the Candle” is based on an old Chinese saying “A human lights the candle and the ghosts blow it out.” The background behind this phrase is an actual belief in grave robbers, who would place a candle in the southwestern corner of a tomb after entering; if the candle was extinguished, they believed, it meant ghosts had blown out the light and were opposed to anyone entering, thus taking their cue to leave.

The complete cast for the series includes Jin Dong as Hu Ba Yi, Joe “Qiao En” Chen as Shirley Yang, Zhao Da as Wang Kai Xuan, Wang Yong Quan as An Li Man, Yang Xin Ming as Professor Chen, Feng Hui as Hao Ai Guo, Kuang Mu Ye as Sa Di Peng, Jin Ze Hao as Chu Jian, Fu Mei as Ye Yi Xin, Yue Yang as Da Jin Ya, Zhang Xiao Qian as Ga Wa, Wang Hong as Da Ge Zi, Zhang Yi Shang as Ying Zi, Sun Ming Ming as Hong Hou and Zhu Meng Yao as accountant.


drama - 21 Total episodes | Tencent | 2016

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