Adapted from Ma Boyong's novel of the same name, the film follows the adventures of Xu Yuan, a "Plum Blossom Five" heir, as he seeks to discover the truth about the Buddha's head in the Tang Dynasty's Wu Zetian Hall.
English Title: Schemes in Antiques
Chinese Title: 古董局中局
Genre: Adventure, Suspense, Thriller, Drama
Duration: 123 min.
Director: Guo Zijian
Writer: Zhu Xuan, Huang Hai, Guo Zijian, Fan Wenwen
Producer: Liang Lin
Product Company: EMPEROR MOTION PICTURES, LIAN RAY PICTURES
Released Date: 2021-12-03
Broadcast Website: YouTube, Viki, 腾讯视频
- Lei JiayinXu YuanMain Role
- Li XianYao BuranMain Role
- Xin ZhileiHuang YanyanMain Role
- Ge YouFu GuiMain Role
- Yong MeiShen YeSupport Role
- Alan ArunaZheng GuoquSupport Role
- Guo TaoXu HepingSupport Role
- Yang XinmingYao LaiSupport Role
- Wang QingxiangHuang KewuSupport Role
- Jiang RuilinXu Yuan (Childhood)Support Role
Miss Mu Hu Jia Nai from Japan is about to return a Buddha head from the Tang Dynasty Wu Zetian period to China, but she has specified that the descendants of the Xu family under the "Plum Blossom Five" of the cultural relics industry should come forward to receive it.
However, the White Sect of the Plum Blossom Five has long since declined, and the whereabouts of the Xu family descendants are unknown. In a tense situation, Huang Kewu, the head of the Plum Blossom Five, granddaughter Huang Yanyan, expressed that she had a way to find the Xu family descendants' whereabouts.
There is a Xu family descendant with a gift for identifying antiques who now only runs a small appliance shop and struggles to make a living by reselling appliances.
Xu Yuan lost his mother in a fire when he was young, and his father Xu Heping kept a distant attitude towards him after the fire. Moreover, he also had to bear public criticism against his family.
Under Huang Yanyan's persuasion, he reluctantly went to negotiate with the Plum Blossom Five but keenly sensed the fact that the Buddha head was a fake.
Years of aimless life made Xu Yuan habitually choose to escape.
However, faced with numerous obstacles and threats, Xu Yuan is now forced to investigate the truth of the Buddha head under the entanglement of various forces.