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House of Flying Daggers

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english title House of Flying Daggers
original title 十面埋伏
aka Shi Mian Mai Fu, Flying Daggers, Lovers (Japon)
french titleLe Secret des poignards volants
year2004
countryChina


cast & crew

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director ZHANG Yimou - 张艺谋
actor KANESHIRO Takeshi - 金城武
Andy LAU Tak-Wah - 劉德華
ZHANG Zi-Yi - 章子怡
producer ZHANG Yimou - 张艺谋
William KONG
action directorTony CHING Siu-Tung - 程少東
composer UMEBAYASHI Shigeru
scriptwriter ZHANG Yimou - 张艺谋
editorAngie LAM On-Yee


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genresdrama
historic
adventure
duration2H


synopsis

859AD, the incompetent Emperor and corrupted government decline the Tang Dynasty. Rebel armies are forming; among them, underground alliance 'House of Flying Daggers' is the largest and most prestigious. Feng Tian County's two local captains, Leo and Jin are ordered to capture the House leader within ten days. Captain Leo suspects that Mei, the beautiful new dancer at the Peony Pavilion is actually the daughter of the former leader, and hatches a plan to arrest her and bring her in for questioning. At the same time, Captain Jin will pretend to be a lone warrior, Wind, rescue Mei from prison, earning her trust and escorting her to the secret headquarters of the House of Flying Daggers. The plan works but on their long journey to the House, something unexpected and uncontrollable is forming...

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