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Release Date:
7 September 2001 (South Korea) See more »
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Tagline:
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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For your consideration... 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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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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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50 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
For your consideration..., 16 May 2003
Author: OttoVonB from Switzerland

I stumbled into this one by accident thinking it was "Hero", the 2002 oscar nominee also starring Zhang Ziyi. The region 2 (Korean & French audio 5.1) looked good so I rented it... For you consideration, ladies and gentlemen at the Academy Awards. Perhaps not for best director or picture it is true, but nowhere during the last year have I seen a film with such striking yet low-key effects and such a layered action film. For all its desire to entertain, Musa is a sweeping epic indeed. The plot seems inspired by "Seven Samurai" in many places, but with a thread original enough to offer surprises, not least of which are: 1) The characters (some flawed some god-like, but all very human, and a great villain, if indeed he can be called that), 2) Photography... and editing and production design. This is Gladiator-style effects transposed to medieval China with added gritt. The themes also evolve interestingly throughout. The way all characters struggle with their conceptions of honour and how honour in itself turns out to be a cruel and ironic trap to those who cling to it: the only fault our heroes commit to start with is to remain loyal to their mission, and then to their moral views, which brings them more pain than gain. This also gains in texture with repeated viewings, and though it may not quite be Kurosawa, it is a triumph in its own right and procures that unqualifiable delight at watching a film and knowing exactly where all the money went, because it is all up there on screen, and for once, equally shared, performances included. Something you have got to see. For your consideration, ladies and gentlemen: "Musa".

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