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Hero (Ying Xiong) (2002)

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Starring (View all)
Elizabeth Sung Elizabeth Sung
Flying Snow
Angela Oh Angela Oh
Moon
James Sie James Sie
Broken Sword
Bruce Locke Bruce Locke
Sky (voice)
James Hong James Hong
Qin Emperor
Xia Bin Xia Bin
Seven Qin Guards
Xu Kuang Hua Xu Kuang Hua
Pianist
Wang Shou Xin Wang Shou Xin
Musician


Written by
Bin Wang Bin Wang
(screenplay)
Yimou Zhang Yimou Zhang
(screenplay)


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Don't understand the fuss.

12 years, 5 months ago at Apr 29 8:54
2 votes
"How swift thy sword."

This reviewer has never been a fan of Asian cinema, and Hero is a film that further solidifies my neutral attitude towards film exports from Asian countries.

The film is seemingly inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon. Like Akira's film, I found Hero to suffer from the same flaws. First of all, the filmmakers poorly distinguish what is occurrin... read more

A warrior's ultimate act is to lay down his sword.

10 years, 6 months ago at Apr 9 22:17
2 votes
''My decision will cause the deaths of many and Your Majesty will live on. A dead man begs you to remember; a warrior's ultimate act is to lay down his sword.''

A series of Rashomon-like flashback accounts shape the story of how one man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.

Jet Li: Nameless

Hero i... read more

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10 years ago at Oct 2 11:38
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Hero is without a doubt one of the most visually striking film I've seen in a long time. Imagine Crouching Tiger as a Kodak film commercial and you've only begun to do it justice. As a good friend put it, you could take a still frame from nearly anywhere in the film and hang it on the wall. No one would question its beauty. Just as sublime is the story, a welcome retreat to the good ol' days of ho... read more
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In ancient times China was divided into seven kingdoms. Qin, the king of the western most province, is under permanent threat of assassination attempts. His greatest fears are the warriors "Broken Sword", "Flying Snow" and "Sky". One day one of the magistrates of his kingdom enters the palace, claims that he defeated all three of the emperor's adversaries and tells his story; how he beat "Sky" in a duel and used the love between "Broken Sword" and "Flying Snow" to subdue them.
Release date: 19 December 2002
UPC: 786936259223
Tags: Action (42), Martial Arts (37), China (26), Chinese (26), Drama (20), 2002 (16), Asian (13), Fantasy (13), 2000s (12), Foreign (12), Hong Kong (11), Adventure (11), Historical (11), Kung Fu (9), Romance (9), Wuxia (7), Surreal (7), (6), Jet Li (6), Love (5)
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