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Butterfly and Sword (1993)
"San lau sing woo dip gim" (original title)

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Dynamo Michelle Khan stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group.

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Wong Chung-Kui
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Ben Ko Chu ...
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Gwong-Chun Lam
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Lee Wai
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Dynamo Michelle Khan stars as a loyalist who attempts to keep the King's empire from being overthrown by a revolutionary group.

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Michelle Yeoh is dubbed by other actresses in the Cantonese and Mandarin versions of the film but that is her singing the theme song heard under the end credits of each. See more »

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Remake of Killer Clans (1976) See more »

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Complex, multi-dimensional, multi-genre movie
6 June 1999 | by (Philadelphia, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

An amazing movie which is amazingly under-appreciated and -rated. One of those rare multi-genre (fantasy, historical costume drama, comedy, romantic tragedy) movies for which Hong Kong is justly famous, with -- unusually for films from that movie production center -- a complex, multi-dimensional and -level plot. Beautifully filmed, well acted (Michelle Yeoh is NOT just an action stuntwoman though she is undoubtedly able in that regard), fast paced.

My only caveat is that it helps to read a plot synopsis (preferably Peter's from off the "Yes Madam" web site). Yes, the story-line is THAT complicated!


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