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Green Snake (1993)
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Two snake spirits become human and learn about love and suffering. A monk discovers his own weaknesses and finds that morality is not as simple as he had thought.



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Cast overview:
Joey Wang ...
Hsing-kuo Wu ...
Ma Cheng-miu
Feng Tien ...
Chan Dung-Mooi
Kong Lau ...
Blind Monk
Shun Lau ...
Old Monk
Nagma ...
Bharata Natyam Dancer (as Najma)


Two snakes reformed into two beauties. White Snake chose pedagogue Xian Xu as her husband and enjoyed human life, while Green Snake played around every day. Jealous to White Snake, Green Snake kept on flirting with Xian Xu. Xian Xu eventually found they were snakes ... After being tempted by Green Snake, monk Fahai decided to imprison the two "monsters". He kidnapped Xian Xu. A battle began ... Just then, White Snake borned her new baby. What should monk Fahai do? Adapted from an old Chinese folk story but quite different from the original. Written by Zheng Wang <>

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4 November 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

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29 October 1999 | by (boston) – See all my reviews

This movie has to be one of the best Tsui Hark's movies. I was completely mesmerized by it. Not only does the movie has the lust and sensuality, it has feelings and emotions. The visual effects are quite good as well. The monk Fahai had always been referred as being old and ugly, but in this movie, the director breaks the tradition and casts Chiu Man Chuck (who is a martial arts expert and movie star) as a young and handsome Fahai. Very impressive work.

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