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The Warrior (2001) More at IMDbPro »Musa (original title)

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The Warrior -- In feudal India, a warrior (Khan) who renounces his role as the longitme enforcer to a local lord becomes the prey in a murderous hunt through the Himalayan mountains.
The Warrior -- In feudal India, a warrior (Khan) who renounces his role as the longitme enforcer to a local lord becomes the prey in a murderous hunt through the Himalayan mountains.
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Release Date:
7 September 2001 (South Korea) See more »
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We must go back to Koryo!
Plot:
1375. Nine Koryo warriors, envoys exiled by Imperial China, battle to protect a Chinese Ming Princess from Mongolian troops. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Excellent epic See more (95 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Woo-sung Jung ... Yeo-sol
Sung-kee Ahn ... Jin-lib
Jin-mo Ju ... Choi Jung

Ziyi Zhang ... Princess Bu-yong (as Zhang Ziyi)
Yong-woo Park ... Ju-myeong
Jeong-hak Park ... Ga-nam
Hae-jin Yoo ... Du-chung
Seok-yong Jeong ... Ha-il
Du-il Lee ... Ji-san
Yeong-mok Han ... Dan-saeng
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Er Cha Huo ... Ying Jie-na
Jae-ho Song

Rongguang Yu ... Rambulhua, Yuan General
Nick Gray ... Jinlip (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Sung-su Kim 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sung-su Kim 

Produced by
Seoung-Jae Cha .... producer
Xia Zhang .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shirô Sagisu 
 
Cinematography by
Hyung-ku Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Hyun Kim 
 
Costume Design by
Baorong Huang 
 
Production Management
Yang-il Kim .... post-production supervisor: Australia
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Byeong-guk Hwang .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Justine Angus .... sound editor
Kwangsoo Bae .... adr editor
Ross Brewer .... dialogue editor
Helen Brown .... foley artist
John Dennison .... sound re-recording mixer
John Dennison .... sound supervisor
Sinyean Jo .... adr editor
Tim Jordan .... principal sound effects editor
Duncan McAllister .... foley engineer
Duncan McAllister .... foley recordist
Steve Murphy .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
John Patterson .... sound editor
Julie Pearce .... foley recordist
Penn Robinson .... foley artist
Penn Robinson .... sound editor
Robert Searls .... adr editor
Tony Vaccher .... sound re-recording mixer
Tony Vaccher .... sound supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Sung-jin Jung .... visual effects supervisor
Tae-hoon Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Tae-hun Kim .... visual effects supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Tony Manning .... color timer
Na-young Nam .... negative editor
Julienne Park .... post-production coordinator: Australia
 
Music Department
Masamichi Amano .... conductor
Philip Bagenal .... music mixer
Philip Bagenal .... music recordist
Marcellus Fernandes .... music mixer
Marcellus Fernandes .... music recordist
Koichi Suzuki .... music mixer
Koichi Suzuki .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Bob Buchholz .... english language director
Doo-hong Jung .... martial arts director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Musa" - South Korea (original title)
"Musa the Warrior" - Canada (English title)
"Warrior" - Asia (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody battle sequences
Runtime:
158 min | Argentina:155 min | Canada:154 min | Hong Kong:129 min | UK:132 min
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Trivia:
During filming in China, Woo-sung Jung got knee-injury while shooting one of his fight scenes and had to stay behind after the Korean crew came back to Korea.See more »

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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Excellent epic, 26 May 2003
Author: FilmFlaneur from London

Those who settle down to enjoy the excellent 150-odd minute Musa will be surprised at how much it suggests a Western. There's sweeping landcapes, a cross-desert ordeal; competition between villains and heros, 'stagecoach' chases, abandoned and defended forts, and 'cavalry' charges. These, as well as a strong sense of a man-having-to-do what-a-Man-has-to-do, combine to create familiarity to those who know such films as (for instance) The Alamo and Commanche Station. That's not to say that Musa has no originality, or is not strongly rooted within Korean national cinema. It contains a number of striking set pieces - notably the several pitched battle scenes, multiple characterisation, as well as some insight into the various power struggles which make up mid-fourteenth century Asian history. But at the heart of this package remain a well-tried fairy story, that of a cold Princess who must learn to swallow her pride, and of a brave servant's unrequited love.

Sung-Su Kim, who directs from his own screen play, does a very good job in drawing together his disparate group of travelling companions on a dangerous journey: a Princess, a General, a monk, soldiers, wives, a cowardly translator, a whore, etc. To provide suitable contrast between the moments of combat, he relates them in short, effective, dialogue scenes. Its good to see a film too in which the ubiquitous wire work and over the top gymnastics, beloved by some Eastern action directors, is conspicuous by its absence. Its also one where the director relies less on extreme camera angles and special effects to create visual drama than on the regular ebb and flow of dramatic editing. Perhaps because of this 'naturalness', the battle scenes are consistently exciting and involving. They are also staged in enough different locales to make them varied viewing each time. A standout is a desperate confrontation amongst trees, where the director takes full advantage of foliage cover, confusion, and events within the frame to create some real martial suspense.

The HK disc I saw was generally excellent, with occasional errors in subtitle grammar, as well as the odd compression problem (on-screen blur), usually during horizontal tracking movements. All told, though, the cheap price of this disk makes it an excellent buy and I strongly recommend it - and the film.

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