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Title: The Long Ballad (长歌行) Chang Ge Xing
Release Date: March 31, 2021
Film Location: Hengdian
Summary: The Chinese drama is adapted from Xia Da’s manga of the same name. This comic has won the China Animation Golden Monkey Award and the Golden Dragon Award.
During the nine years of Tang Wu De’s reign, the inner court was turbulent. Li Chang Ge, the daughter of the former crown prince, escapes by chance and heads to Youzhou for help.
On the way, Chang Ge runs into the famous A Shi Na Sun, a grassland tribe member, who introduces himself under the alias Qin Zhun. The two did not know each other, and gradually develops a sense of heroism and respect for one another.
After arriving to Youzhou, Chang Ge solves a conspiracy but her identity is revealed and she heads to Shuozhou to avoid disaster.
She hides by Sun Heng, the prefect of Shuozhou. Change Ge helps him resist the invasion of the grassland forces, but she did not expect that the enemy general was actually Sun. She had to support the bigger picture and resists her shock and distress at fighting on opposite sides of Sun.
However, the lone city of Shuozhou eventually falls. Chang Ge was willing to become a prisoner of war and is taken to the grasslands, but unexpectedly learns that the Great Khan had other intentions.
Chang Ge decides to temporarily set aside her personal grudges, and tries to break free from the situation regardless of risk. Sun does not hesitate to fight against the Great Khan to save Chang Ge, but the two are on the opposite sides of each other.
Chang Ge enters into exile, and she gradually understands the truth of the invincibility of the benevolent, and finally lets go of personal grievances.
After discovering that the former Sui forces were behind the plot, Chang Ge and Sun join forces to protect the peace between the Tang dynasty and the grasslands. The two finally recognize their feelings for one another and join hands at last.
Cast & Characters:
Dilraba 迪丽热巴 as Li Chang Ge 李长歌
A hot-blooded girl, she proudly stands through frost and snow, and is tough and beautiful. She hides beside Sun Heng, the prefect of Shuozhou, to help him resist the invasion of the grassland forces, but she does not expect that the enemy general was actually a familiar Qin Zhun.
Wu Lei 吴磊 as A Shi Na Sun 阿史那隼
With eyebrows like swords and eyes of an eagle, he is a lone wolf outside the Great Wall, brave, proud and sharp. He uses the pseudonym Qin Zhun to meet Chang Ge.
Liu Yu Ning 刘宇宁 as Hao Du 皓都
A high cold killer, he has thin lips, sharp in temperament, and spends most of his time alone.
Zhao Lu Si 赵露思 as Li Le Yan 李乐嫣
Slender and weak, shy and reticent; she questions her destiny and is self-reliant.
Start: March 31, 2021
Frequency: 2 episodes every Monday to Wednesday