055: Shi mian mai fu (House of Flying Daggers) 2004 (dir. Yimou Zhang) – Rated 15, (SDRSP)

World Cinema/Masterpiece: The 2004 wuxia romance film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro. During the time of the Tang Dynasty in China the governments forces are continually coming up against the House of…

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World Cinema/Masterpiece: The 2004 wuxia romance film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro.

During the time of the Tang Dynasty in China the governments forces are continually coming up against the House of Flying Daggers, a house of rebels determined to bring the government to its knees. Two opposing factions make numerous profound attempts to bring about the downfall of the other. In the midst of it all is a blind girl and a police officer, who despite attempts to the contrary fall in love with on another.

The Tang Dynasty is fighting to keep control over China, a battle they are losing to several rebel groups. One such group is the House of Flying Daggers, who steal from the wealthy and give to the poor. Two police deputies working with the government (Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau) are ordered to investigate the dancer Mei (Zhang Ziyi), who is rumored to be working with the House of Flying Daggers. But both men fall under her charms and decide to help her escape instead.

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