“The Long Ballad” is a historical drama co-produced by Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Shanghai Yanyu Film & Culture Media Co., Penguin Pictures, and Shanghai Yanran Film & Culture Media Co. It is directed by Zhu Ruibin, starring Dilraba Dilmurat, Leo Wu, Liu Yuning, Zhao Lusi, Fang Yilun.
The series is adapted from Xia Da’s Comic of the same title “Changge Xing”, which won the Golden Monkey Award and CACC for Chinese cartoons.
English Title: The Long Ballad, Changge Xing
Chinese Title: 长歌行
Genre: Ancient Costume, Legend, Youth, Blood, Historical
Director: Zhu Ruibin
Writer: Pei Yufei, Chang Jiang
Producer: Yan Bei
Product Company: Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Shanghai Yanyu Film & Culture Media Co., Penguin Pictures, and Shanghai Yanran Film & Culture Media Co
Broadcast Website: Viki
Release Date: March 31, 2021
In the ninth year of the Tang Dynasty, there is a sudden change in the inner palace, and Li Changge (Dilraba Dilmurat ), the daughter of the former prince, escapes and goes to Youzhou for help.
On the way, Changge meets Ashina Sun (Leo Wu), a secret agent of a grassland tribe who uses the name Qin Zhun, and they become close to each other. Changge smashes a conspiracy in Youzhou, but at the same time, her identity is revealed. She goes to Shuozhou to escape from the disaster.
Changge hides with Gongsun Heng, the official of Shuozhou. She helps fight against the grassland forces, but she doesn’t know that the enemy general is Qin Zhun. Changge is shocked and distressed but fights against him.
However, Shuozhou, a lonely city, eventually falls. Changge becomes a prisoner of war and is taken to the grassland. She discovers that the Great Khan has other ambitions by accident. To save the country,Changge makes some efforts but failed. Changge and Sun are separated.
As Changge goes into a life of exile, she gradually learns the truth that the benevolent is invincible and finally puts aside her personal grudges. After discovering that the forces of the former Sui were the mastermind behind the trouble, Changge and Sun join together to protect the peace between the Tang Dynasty and the grasslands.
They finally realize their feelings for each other and work together to overcome the crisis.