About

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

7.9
3,837
Directed by

Ang Lee

Written by

Wang Hui-Ling (Screenplay)
James Schamus (Screenplay)
Kuo Jung Tsai (Screenplay)
Du Lu Wang (Author)

Runtime

120 minutes

Country

United States of America, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China

Language

Mandarin

Tagline

A timeless story of strength, secrets and two warriors who would never surrender.

Cast

Keywords

martial arts thief historical revenge mountain based on novel or book fistfight kung fu sword sword fight warrior villainess flying female martial artist theft 18th century wuxia tiger taskmaster comb action hero bamboo tavern fight qing dynasty

Photos

Lists

#450 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

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

#497 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#66 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography

Oscar for Best Music, Original Score

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film