Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(Wo hu cang long)

by Ang LEE


In 19th century China, the scholar Li Mu Bai gives his sword “Destiny” to the warrior Yu Shu Lien, whom he secretly loves. One evening the sword is stolen. And so begins an endless chase through palaces, deserts, caves and bamboo forests.

At the crossing of destinies between masters and disciples, men and women, all chasing or fleeing one another, the figures of real desires secretly unfold. A masterpiece of the genre, with spectacular fights and a rarely found gracefulness, the film of Ang Lee is still above all a story about love, in which the beauty of the scenes skilfully strip the fighting of its violence, replacing it with a ballet of sensuous movement. Crossing swords also means revealing one’s heart.


  • Titre français
    Tigre et dragon
  • Original title
    Wo hu cang long
  • Titre international
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Scénario
    Wang Hui-Ling
  • Adaptation
    d’après l’œuvre de Du Lu Wang
  • Photo
    Peter Pau
  • Montage
    Tim Squyres
  • Musique
    Tan Dun
  • Interprétation
    Chang Chen, Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat
  • Ventes internationales
    Warner Bros
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio
    2:35 (scope)

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