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 TOPIC: Zhang Yimou's Hero[TO BOTTOM] 
 


mailfish
date: 03-05-03
time: 07:11:48
total posts: 1961



I can not wait for this movie to come out in theaters anymore. The distribution for foreign films in the US is too damn slowww. They are probably waiting for the Academy Awards to push it. But am I going to wait ? Hell NO! I am bying it on DVD hehe

Synopsis: At the height of China's Warring States period, the country was divided into seven kingdoms: Qin, Zhao, Han Wei, Yan, Chu and Qi. For years, the separate kingdoms fought ruthlessly for supremacy. As a result, the populace endured decades of death and suffering.
The Kingdom of Qin was the most determined of all. The Qin King was obsessed with conquering all of China and becoming her first Emperor. He had long been the target of assassins from the other six states. Of all the would-be killers, none inspired as much fear as the three legendary assassins, Broken Sword, Flying Snow and Sky.
To anyone who defeated the three assassins, the King of Qin promised great power, mountains of gold and a private audience with the King himself. But defeating the killers is a near impossible task. For ten years no one came close to claiming the prize. So when the enigmatic county sheriff, Nameless, came to the palace bearing the legendary weapons of the slain assassins, the King was impatient to hear his story. Sitting in the palace, only ten paces from the King, Nameless tells his extraordinary tale....
To bring to life this epic tale of love, loyalty, jealousy and intrigue, HERO assembles an unprecedented collection of Asia's hottest talent. Martial arts superstar Jet Li heads the stellar cast as Nameless, the enigmatic county sheriff who earns his audience with the mighty King of Qin. Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, fresh from their award-winning performances in Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love, reunite to play the assassins Broken Sword (Leung) and Flying Snow (Cheung). Zhang Ziyi, who has gone from strength to strength since her critically acclaimed debut in The Road Home plays Broken Sword's devoted servant, Moon, while distinguished veteran Chen Daoming plays the powerful King of Qin. Rising martial artist star Donnie Yen plays the third assassin, Sky.
Two-time Academy Award nominee, director Zhang Yimou is joined by producer Bill Kong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Cannes Technical Grand Prize winner Christopher Doyle as director of photography, and straight from his success in Shaolin Soccer comes action director Tony Ching Siu Tung. Academy Award winning costume designer Emi Wada and Academy Award winning composer Tan Dun complete the formidable crew.

Zhang Yimou is my all time favorite living director (my all time fav director is Andrei Tarkovsky, but the Russian dude is dead). Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung and Donnie Yen as assassins ? Damn I am way excited
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fall4u
date: 03-07-03
time: 07:25:03
total posts: 114

Jumping, walking on wall, standing on tree, & flying like a bird seemed a bit too much for my imagination.
But Zhang Ziyi???? i can't wait *drool*
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mailfish
date: 03-18-03
time: 22:06:07
total posts: 1961

this movie is awsome, there is no lovelier sight than Maggie Cheung in white garb riding a white horse, great cinematography by Christopher Doyle...

i have just realized that the best martial arts films are not really about martial arts, they are about love
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