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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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Probably the best War/Romance Movie ever made 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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50 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
Probably the best War/Romance Movie ever made, 2 December 2002
Author: abisio from Miami

There are several kinds of War movies. Some most interested in the romance (I do not know why but there are a lot of them) using the war as a background and others only in the facts and history.

MUSA or THE PRINCESS WARRIOR is probably in between. Because this war and almost everything that happens here is related to an unfinished love story between three characters (if you think is stupid, remember Homer's ILIADA and the reason of the Trojan War).

About seven centuries ago, Chinese got divided and a diplomatic mission from the Koryo kingdom (protected by small group of soldiers), try to make peace with the Ming dynasty. The Ming's army refuses to accept the ambassadors and escort the whole group out of the country. In the dessert, Mongolian's forces attack and kill the Ming's soldiers releasing the Koryo people in the dessert.

An ambitious, very tough (and young) Koryo general, tries to lead his people back to his country, until they found a Mongolian group carrying a Ming's princess prisoner. Engaged by the woman's beauty, he decides to rescue her, justifying his actions as a political opportunity.

Meanwhile, an ex-slave (released by the noble Ambassador before dying in the dessert), itself a great but silent warrior, gets involved in the rescue and after showing his courage and ability in combat, is forced to protect the Princess, creating obvious jealousy on the young general.

Mongolian's of course, will not accept being defeated, so they run after the small group, to recover the princess.

What happens after (the movie is more than two and a half hours long but never boring) is somehow predictably; however this is a Korean movie, so do not expect the silly and forced happy ending. What make the movie worth (a 10 / 10) is the way things are told, the beauty of the images and the poetry surrounding the story.

This movie war movie, but is not glorifying war, but the honor of people fighting for their countries. This is a love story, but a real one, were words are unnecessary and everything that happens is inside every character, but just looking at their eyes, we know what exactly are their feelings.

Halfway through the film, we realize that the line between bad and good guys is not really clear. That the real enemy is sometimes on the same side.

There are a lot of small characters, and everyone gets enough screen time, to make us care about them; sometimes even more than the main characters.

A special mention deserves the numerous war scenes. Using a slow motion, first person shots, quick editing and almost every camera trick you could imagine, you will feel in the middle of the battlefield (and a very scary one ). The blood and violence are much more realistic, than BLACK HAWK DOWN or WHEN WE WERE SOLDIERS, and the impression created is more than those two plus any other recent war related.

In brief; as far as I know this movie did not get a cinema release, but you can find it in EBAY or in some special video stores. DO NOT MISS IT; is probably the best movie of the year.

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