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Ashes of Time -- A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings.

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Director:
Writers:
Louis Cha (novel)
Kar Wai Wong (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 September 1994 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
10 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
my favorite Kar Wai Wong movie See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Brigitte Lin ... Mu-rong Yin / Mu-rong Yang
Leslie Cheung ... Ou-yang Feng

Maggie Cheung ... The Woman

Tony Chiu Wai Leung ... Blind Swordsman
Jacky Cheung ... Hung Chi

Tony Leung Ka Fai ... Huang Yao-shi
Li Bai ... Hung Chi's Wife

Carina Lau ... Peach Blossom

Charlie Yeung ... Young Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joey Wang ... (scenes deleted)
Shun Lau ... Leader of Ouyang's Opponents in Opening Battle (uncredited)

Directed by
Kar Wai Wong 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Louis Cha  novel "The Eagle Shooting Heroes"
Kar Wai Wong  screenplay

Produced by
Ye-cheng Chan .... executive producer
Johnnie Kong .... line producer
Jeffrey Lau .... producer
Tsai Mu Ho .... executive producer
Kei Shu .... associate producer
Sung-Lin Tsai .... producer
Jacky Pang Yee Wah .... producer
Kar Wai Wong .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frankie Chan 
Roel A. García 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle 
Pung-Leung Kwan 
 
Film Editing by
Kit-Wai Kai 
Patrick Tam  (as Ka-Ming Tam)
William Chang (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
William Chang 
 
Set Decoration by
Yiu-Kwong But 
 
Costume Design by
William Chang 
 
Makeup Department
Mei-Wah Ko .... makeup artist
Lee-Na Kwan .... makeup artist
Bo-lin Lee .... hair stylist
Lin Tai Lee .... hair stylist
Yuk-Ho Ng .... hair stylist
Man-hua Pan .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fanny Lee .... assistant director
Catherine Sie .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jinhua Chen .... props
Ping-Chi Cheng .... props
Cheuk-Wing Cheung .... props
Wing Cheong Tam .... property master
Hsien-Heng Yu .... props
 
Sound Department
Michael Baird .... additional sound effects designer
Nopawat Likitwong .... sound editor
Robert Mackenzie .... sound designer
Robert Mackenzie .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Tu .... sound re-recording mixer
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Pierre Buffin .... artistic supervisor: BUF
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wai-Kong Chan .... gaffer
Yiu Ming Chan .... camera assistant
Yuen Kai Chan .... second unit camera
Kai-On Ho .... gaffer
Chi Hung Lai .... still photographer
Wai-keung Lau .... second unit camera
Hong Lung Law .... gaffer
Man Chuen Ng .... camera assistant
Hi-Hong Pun .... gaffer
Kan-Tat Sit .... camera assistant
Kar-Hing Tam .... camera assistant
Chun Fai Tsang .... gaffer
Kin-Man Yu .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo .... action sequence designer
Norman Law Man .... planner
 
Thanks
Gilles Ciment .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dung che sai duk" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Ashes of Time Redux" - International (English title) (recut version)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence (Redux version)
Runtime:
100 min | 93 min (Redux version)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (Redux version) | Mono
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) (Redux version) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (Redux version) | Finland:K-15 | Hong Kong:II | Hong Kong:IIB (Redux version) | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) (Redux version) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (Redux version)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film had an exhausting effect on Kar Wai Wong. While on hiatus during the editing process he wrote and shot Chungking Express (1994) (Chungking Express) to "clear his head".See more »
Quotes:
Ou-yang Feng:Before I took him to the villagers, I bought him a pair of shoes. It's because there's quite a difference in the fee paid to a shoeless swordsman and one with shoes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002)See more »

FAQ

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36 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
my favorite Kar Wai Wong movie, 2 February 2008
Author: guneo from China

As a Chinese, I had chance to watch Kar Wai Wong's movies in my childhood. One of them is Dung che sai duk. But at that time, I couldn't even understand any of the actor's lines. Didn't understand why they people fight or cry. Then I fell asleep.

But after many years, when I went to university, when the girl I deep in love with left me to another country. I saw DVD of this film again, alone. And this time I cannot help enjoying it. Every actor's line touched me very very much.

What's behind the mountain? May be another mountain, and another. How wonderful it'd be to forget the past. Everyday would be a new beginning. Isn't that great? What's love? Maybe love is to leave the one you love, to win the one then finally find you have lost everything including yourself.

Now I have my job and new life. Many things have been past for a long time. And this movie, I cannot remember some of the scenes. But sometimes I still recall lots of words they say. When I am alone, when I feel gloomy or a little bit sad, the words will come to my mind with beautiful music and the scene of huge desert.

In this world, something's gonna change, something's not. If you cannot have someone, the only thing you can do is not to forget.

I will never forget.

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