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Jade Warrior (2006)
"Jadesoturi" (original title)

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Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Kai / Sintai
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Berg
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Pin Yu
Krista Kosonen ...
Ronja
Hao Dang ...
Cho
Taisheng Chen ...
Demoni (as Cheng Taishen)
Elle Kull ...
Weckström
Liansheng Tong ...
Village Elder
Qiupu Tao ...
Merchant
Xiaomei Tong ...
Servant
Pirkko Hämäläinen ...
Weckström (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yu Duan
Xiupeng Ji
Qiusheng Kong
Fangjin Li
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Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far away place and a far away time, in the cold north, in modern Finland. Jade Warrior is set in ancient China early iron age and present day Finland. The past is feeding the story in present day, slowly revealing our warrior his real origin, his superior skills and his destiny. Jade Warrior - the first Finnish Kung Fu film - combines Finnish and Chinese mythologies into one film. Jade Warrior is an homage to Kung Fu genre strongly spiced with a truly original approach to Finnish national epic Kalevala. Like Kalevala Jade Warrior is a pure melodrama. A story of Kalevala's greatest hero. Written by www.ses.fi

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warrior | kalevala | finland | sword | kung fu | See more »

Taglines:

Tao minulle Sampo niin saat rakkaasi takaisin (Forge me the Sampo and you will get your loved one back)

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Action | Drama | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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13 October 2006 (Finland)  »

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Fotia kai pagos  »

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€2,750,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Kai: That kind of oath should not have been sworn alone. It becomes a curse.
Berg: What are you talking about?
Kai: You are my mistake.
Kai: But I am going to give you your rightful name.
Berg: You two will never have each other. You will not be born again.
Kai: I know.
Kai: I'm sorry.
Kai: I'm leaving you.
Berg: Don't... Leave me...
Kai: I name you goodbye. I name you... The Past. I name you...
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Takes a hold on the person watching
17 December 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of kung fu movies. This is not so much of a kung fu movie, although the action scenes are very fluent and clear. You often see much worse scenes in actual Asian kung fu action films. Sometimes the action is too fast, too sloppy and edited like crap. Not here. The fights are used sparsely and with good taste. The comment posted by wujie is off considering the choreography in comparison. And I'm finding it hard to believe the comments about this film, because the name suggests he/she is Asian origin. If you've seen 10 Asian kung fu flicks, you've most likely seen 5 films with worse action than here. The plot is good. Acting is good. Occasionally you might be a little confused about the progression though. But overall it binds you to your seat for the duration. I guess you can call this an epic drama spiced with occasional action scenes. In Finnish standards this film rocks. And even if you're not a Finn you will most probably be happy with the experience after watching this. Of course the differencies with cultures may be an issue. But to European and American taste this is definitely worth watching. And compared to Asian cinema I find this more "normal", if you'll allow me to say this without being offended. Asian cinema often has weird characters that are strangely eccentric and odd. Here I found the characters to be human, normal, not perfect (wujie comments on this being a bad thing). So along the good fight scenes, which are meant at times to be like dancing to represent other issues than mere fighting (again wujie commented on this subject), there is content to keep you interested in the plot all the way until the end. If you read this comment, read also the comment from Asian perspective (wujie) and then make up your mind.


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