House of Flying Daggers


The followup to ''Hero'' is once again set in the distant past in China, where the ruling empire is under threat. When one of the leaders of a rebel army dies, a new one is elected, and two police officers are dispatched to find and arrest him. They decide to trick a young blind woman, said to be the daughter of the deceased leader, into leading them to the army stronghold. However, the policeman starts to fall in love with her, and as the action progresses, people reveal that they are not all that others thought them to be... In Mandarin with English subtitles.

118 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Sex, Violence).
Action, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Ziyi Zhang, Dandan Song
Director
Yimou Zhang
ScreenplayFeng Li, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang
MusicShigeru Umebayashi
CinematographyXiaoding Zhao
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2004
Produced byBeijing New Picture Film Co., China Film Co-Production Corporation, EDKO Film Ltd., Elite Group Enterprises, Zhang Yimou Studio

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFantasy / Action
LanguageVery mild and infrequent
NudityNone
SexMild
ViolenceFrequent, stylized
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsMature accompaniment for children under 13. Beautifully filmed Chinese film. Frequent fighting but mainly of the magic realism variety with fairly low impact effect.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
15
Cape Times
Kevin Thomas
15
iAfrica.com
Jocelyn Newmarch
5
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
16
The Star
Geraldine Fröhling
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
BBC
Jamie Russell
15
Box Office
Mark Keizer
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15

What the People say

Internet
12729 Netizens
15

Average .. 73%

15




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