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The Blade
(Dao)

by TSUI Hark

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The orphan Ding On works at the foundry. When he finally discovers the identity of the talented and cruel assassin who killed his father, his sole wish is to wreak revenge. But during his search, he loses an arm. Refusing to lay down the other, he teaches himself a highly original ancestral combat technique… With its blade-sharp style, this rebellious film, made of sound and fury and splendid chiaroscuro, is undoubtedly not only the finest modern accomplishment of wu xia pan but also a remake in honour of Chang Cheh’s classic, One-Armed Swordsman. While Tsui Hark’s oeuvre is full of stories that stage master-apprentice duos, here it is the apprentice who has to learn to become his own master. MM

  • Titre français
    The Blade
  • Original title
    Dao
  • Titre international
    The Blade
  • Scénario
    Koan Hui, Tsui Hark
  • Photo
    Keung Kwok-man
  • Montage
    Kam Ma
  • Interprétation
    Zhao Wenzhuo, Xiong Xin Xin, Sonny Su
  • Distribution
    Warner
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF
  • Ratio
    1:85

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