CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
Wo hu cang long
2000, Sony Pictures Classics, 120 min, China/USA, Dir: Ang Lee

Director Ang Lee virtually reinvented Chinese cinema's wuxia swordplay genre with this startlingly good, moving romantic adventure starring Michele Yeoh and Chow Yun-Fat as estranged lovers searching for the stolen Green Destiny sword. Ziyi Zhang is the hotblooded younger girl who is equally adept at martial arts, bent on crossing blades with the two at every opportunity. With celebrated veteran wuxia star Cheng Pei-Pei as super-villainess Jade Fox. Exhilirating! Nominated for 10 Oscars and winner of 4, including Best Foreign-Language Film. In Mandarin with English subtitles.


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