Compétition internationale
46th edition
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Ashes of Time
(Dung che sai duk)

by WONG Kar-Wai


Feng comes from the White Camel Mountain. Raised
by his brother, bis ambition has always been to become a past master in the art of handling the sword. Between the woman he loves and martial arts, he prefers martial arts. Broken-hearted, the woman marries his brother. After ten years in exile, Feng settles in the desert and opens an inn.Yaoshi also made a mess of his love life. He experienced a short and impossible passion with his best friend’s wife, in Peach Blossom Land. Every year at the blossoming season, he visits Feng and has a drink with him. Then he goes and visits the woman Feng used to love, on the White Camel Mountain. Later Yaoshi meets Yang, a strange man, and his sister Yin…

“There is an important difference between Ashes of Time and my previous films. In the latter, I usually started the shoot simply with the beginning of a story, or certain characters, resolving their trajectory to the end of the film during the shooting time.
With Ashes of Time, I already knew the fate of my characters before I started, and I couldn’t change anything. This induced a certain fatalism, both in me and in the whole movie.”
– Wong Kar-Wai

  • Titre français
    Les Cendres du temps
  • Original title
    Dung che sai duk
  • Titre international
    Ashes of Time
  • Scénario
    Wong Kar-Wai
  • Photo
    Christopher Doyle
  • Son
    Leung Tat, Leung Lik-chi
  • Musique
    Franky Chan
  • Interprétation
    Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Kar-fai, Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung, Carina Lau, Charlie Young
  • Production
    Scholar Films Co. Ltd, Jet Tone Production Ltd, Tsui Siu-ming Productions, Beijing Film Studio, Ponyo Canyon

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