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Dragon (Wu xia)

Swordsmen (Wu xia)
  • 2011
  • China
  • 114 min
  • Directed by: Peter Chan
  • Cast: Kara Hui, Wu Jiang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Yu Kang, Xiao Ran Li, Wei Tang, Kenji Tanigaki, Yu Wang, Hua Yan, Donnie Yen
  • Language: Chinese (Mandarin)

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Swordsmen (Wu xia)

A supremely imaginative blending of A History of Violence, TV’s Sherlock and Chang Cheh’s 1967 classic One-Armed Swordsman, Wu Xia is a visually ravishing, compelling and (rare in the genre) thoughtful kung fu actioner, with Hong Kong superstar Donnie Yen taking on both acting and choreographic responsibilities. In 1917 southwestern China, an investigation into the killing of two robbers by a seemingly mild-mannered paper-maker, leads forensic detective Xu (Takeshi Kaneshiro) inexorably towards the infamous 72 Demons gang …

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Dragon

30 Apr 20134 stars

Fast-moving martial arts flick with dazzling action scenes

A welcome entry to the martial arts genre, Peter Chan's Dragon is a fast-moving action thriller that has the brains to match its brawn. Set in the Yunnan province in China in 1917, the film picks up as peaceful handyman Liu Jinxi (Donnie Yen) is forced…

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