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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

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

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$374,279 (France) (15 August 2003)
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Karl: Eric is a special case. He excels at taking things... he just can't seem to hold on to them.
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Genre movie without big surprises
28 August 2005 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

"The Touch" is an adventure movie in the tradition of "Raiders of the Lost Ark". It tells the story of a Chinese family of artists who specialized in difficult jumps for many generations. Only such a jump, seeming impossible to anyone else, will make it possible to obtain a holy treasure. Two family members are kidnapped by a treasure hunter (Richard Roxburgh) to get the treasure for him. Yin (Michelle Yeoh), being the head of the family after the demise of her father, pursues them into the desert.

Genre movie without big surprises, but well made (except for the final fight which looks like computer game inspired green screen effects), featuring a female star who successfully avoids any Lara Croft similarities and uses her scarf both as a weapon and a swing rope. "The Touch" was shot in places where nobody else was allowed to film before. The landscapes of Tibet are impressive and make the movie more memorable than the thin plot deserves.


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