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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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Mongols, Korean Warriors, Chinese, Honor, Love, Sacrifice 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
Hye-jin Yu ... 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
Hae-jin Yu

Rongguang Yu ... Rambulhua, Yuan General
Nick Gray ... Jinlip (voice) (uncredited)
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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
 
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
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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What are the differences between the "International Version" and the uncut Korean version of this movie?
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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Mongols, Korean Warriors, Chinese, Honor, Love, Sacrifice, 23 March 2004
Author: sk duncan (skduncan) from Los Angeles, CA

Based on actual events, Korean diplomats were sent into China with military escorts in 1375. Remember Europe was emerging from the Dark Ages at this time, but in Asia they were an advanced civilization. With the rise of the famous Ming Dynasty in China and the waning days of the Mongols, the Korean emperor was eager to formalize ties with the new Chinese government. This is the story of one of the those diplomatic missions.

This is an epic film, shoot over 9000 miles of China's northern region. Covering plains, prairies, forests, deserts and coastline. The cinematography is beautiful.

Though this is a Korean film, it utilizes the famous Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, who portrays a kidnapped daughter of the Chinese Emperor.

Throughout most of the film the Korean warriors speak Korean. The Princess and the Chinese villagers speak Mandarin. Interestingly the Mongols also speak Mandarin to each other, historically inaccurate but Mongols don't go to movies these days. Some of the Koreans can also speak Mandarin. This is accurate since the educated Koreans of the time, could read, write and speak Chinese. This film is subtitled in English.

This is a grand story of honor, sacrifice and overcoming overwhelming odds. The Korean warriors must fight the larger forces of the Mongols. Using tactics and strategies not unlike that which you can find in Sun Tzu's the Art of War writings.

If you want some insight into the culture and attitudes of the people of this region, Musa is the movie for you.

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