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The Touch (2002)
"Tian mai zhuan qi" (original title)

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A sister and brother, the last heirs of a family of acrobats, are called upon by a Buddhist monk sect to retrieve an artifact that their ancestors have protected throughout the ages.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pak Yin Fay
Sihung Lung ...
The Monk-Dun Huang
Brandon Chang ...
Pak Yeuk Tong
Margaret Wang ...
Emmanuel Lanzi ...
Gabriel Harrison ...
Sam (as Gabriel Hoi)
Winston Chao ...
Yin's Father
Zhenghai Kou ...
Liu Chang Sheng ...
Hua Qin ...
Sua Lang Rao Deng ...
The monk - 700 Yrs. Ago


A sister and brother, the last heirs of a family of acrobats, are called upon by a Buddhist monk sect to retrieve an artifact that their ancestors have protected throughout the ages.

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Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

1 August 2002 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

El secreto del talismán  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$374,279 (France) (15 August 2003)


$374,279 (France) (15 August 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Karl: The world, my friends, is divided into two categories: there are those who take... and those who *give* to those who take.
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Action, Adventure, Romance, Humour all rolled into one.
5 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I managed to catch the premier of Datuk Michelle Yeoh's film during its premier in Malaysia on August 1st. I can say that Datuk Yeoh has done a wonderful job, as a producer and also as the main lead in this film.

The Touch tells the tale of a relic treasure known as the Sharira which is said to contain the pure essence of a Buddhist Holy Man. To protect this great treasure, the Monks of Dun Huang hid it. When the time has come to retrieve it, the monks turned to a family of acrobats. For hundreds of years, the family trained, passing on the skills required to retrieve the Sharira when the time comes.

Yin Fei (Datuk Yeoh) and her brother Tong (Brandon Chang in his debut), are the heirs to the skills of the long lineage of acrobats. One fateful day, Eric (Ben Chaplin), a man who used to be Yin's old flame shows up with the Heart of Dun Huang, a medallion which is the key to unlocking the secret location of the Sharira. Together, they embark on a perilous journey to discover what Yin's ancestors once guarded. And what do you know, there is always the rich, merciless, unscrupulous man, Karl(Richard Roxburgh), who will stop at nothing to get his greedy hands on the prized treasure.

Pretty much your average treasure hunter movies with a little touch of Indiana Jones. There is almost a Tomb Raider reference when Karl offered Yin his resources to find the Sharira together. Fortunately, Yin just rejected his offer by kickin' his butt. By far, the scenes featured in the film were breathtaking ( China and Tibet ), thanks to director Peter Pau, who also doubles as the film's cinematographer. Action scenes were well pulled off and linked using spectacular special effects. Just don't miss the 'fight' scene between Yin and Tong in the beginning of the movie which is just reminescence of the fight between the Monkey God and Na Za.

Brandon Chang who had just made his debut in this film, may one day be the next Jet Li. It is heard that his now under Datuk Yeoh's tutelage in martial arts and Kung Fu. Datuk Yeoh, after the phenomenal success of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , still manage to captivate the audiences with her acting and also her butt kickin'.

Way to go Datuk Yeoh!!

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