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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

This is the story of two women, both capable fighters, whose fates intertwine during the Ching Dynasty. One of them tries passionately to break free from the constraint society has placed upon her, even if it means giving up her aristocratic privileges for a life of crime and passion. The other, in her lifelong pursuit of justice and honor, only too late discovers the consequences of unfulfilled love. Their two destinies will lead them to a violent and astonishing showdown, in which each will make a surprising, climatic choice.

Cast

  • Yun-Fat Chow
  • Michelle Yeoh
  • Ziyi Zhang
  • Chen Chang
  • Sihung Lung
  • Pei-Pei Cheng
  • Fa Zeng Li
  • Xian Gao
  • Yan Hai
  • De Ming Wang

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The film's action choreographer, Woo-Ping Yuen, was also responsible for the fighting sequences in The Matrix (1999) and its progeny.
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Goofs

  • (at around 1h 26 mins) Within the shots of forest and mountain before the sword-fighting scene in the trees, there is an electrical cable mildly visible gracing the side of a green mountain.
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Quotes

    • Lo: A faithful heart makes wishes come true.
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Metacritic

100

Transcends its origins and becomes one of a kind. It's glorious, unashamed escapism and surprisingly touching at the same time.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
100

Splendid, soaringly ambitious Chinese period fantasy.

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
100

Handsome, passionate and fun. It's everything we go to the movies for.

Metacritic review by Jami Bernard
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News