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In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

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Directed by

Zhang Yimou

Written by

Zhang Yimou (Author)
Feng Li (Author)
Wang Bin (Author)

Runtime

119 minutes

Country

Hong Kong, China

Language

Mandarin

Cast

Keywords

martial arts rebellion government swordplay dagger 9th century

Photos

Lists

#77 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

#192 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography