House of Flying Daggers
The point is this!
The followup to ''Hero'' is once again set in the distant past in China, where the ruling empire is under threat. When one of the leaders of a rebel army dies, a new one is elected, and two police officers are dispatched to find and arrest him. They decide to trick a young blind woman, said to be the daughter of the deceased leader, into leading them to the army stronghold. However, the policeman starts to fall in love with her, and as the action progresses, people reveal that they are not all that others thought them to be... In Mandarin with English subtitles.
118 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Sex, Violence)
Action, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit
Where's it showing?
Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Ziyi Zhang, Dandan Song
|Screenplay||Feng Li, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Beijing New Picture Film Co., China Film Co-Production Corporation, EDKO Film Ltd., Elite Group Enterprises, Zhang Yimou Studio|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Genre||Fantasy / Action|
|Language||Very mild and infrequent|
|Comments||Mature accompaniment for children under 13. Beautifully filmed Chinese film. Frequent fighting but mainly of the magic realism variety with fairly low impact effect.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|South African Media|
|Die BurgerFrancois Bloemhof||15|
|Cape TimesKevin Thomas||15|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||16|
|The StarGeraldine Fröhling||16|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|BBC (UK)Jamie Russell||15|
|Box Office (USA)Mark Keizer ||13|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||20|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson||15|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||15|
|Average .. 73%||15|
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