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Seven Swords (2005)

Qi jian (original title)
Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.

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Yang Yuncong
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Chu Zhaonan
Honglei Sun ...
General Fire-Wind
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Wu Yuanying
Yi Lu ...
Han Zhibang
So-yeon Kim ...
Green Pearl
Chia-Liang Liu ...
Fu Qingzhu
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Yao Bai-Ling ...
Chang Yu
Bing Bo ...
Village elder
Jiajia Chen ...
Lan-Ji Chen ...
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Kuan-Chun Chi ...
Qiu Luo Dong
Chang-Cheng Deng ...
Da Peng
Chen Du-Shuai ...
Martial artist
Jiang Guang-Jin ...
San Zi
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In the early 1600's, the Manchurians have taken over sovereignty of China and established the Ching Dynasty. While many nationalist revolts still brew within the martial artists' community, the newly set-up government immediately imposes a Martial Arts Ban, forbidding the practice of martial arts altogether in order to gain control and order. Wind Fire (Sun Hong-Lei), a surrendered military official from the previous dynasty, sees this as an opportunity to make a fortune for himself by helping to execute the new law. Greedy, cruel, and immoral, Wind Fire ravages the North-western China, and his next goal is to attack the final frontier, Martial Village. Fu Qingzhu, a retired executioner from the previous dynasty, feels the need to put a stop to this brutality and sets out to save Bowei Fortress. He brings Wu Yuanyin and Han Zhiban from the village with him to Mount Heaven to seek help from Master Shadow-Glow, a hermit who is a master of swords and leads a group of disciples of great ... Written by FB

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$331,590 (Hong Kong) (29 July 2005)

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$973,929 (Hong Kong) (19 August 2005)
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Very, very excellent
23 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The East Asian film industry has always been strong in it's own right, but recently it has clearly been exploding in terms of its appeal to a Western audience. The older Jet Li movies have attained a sort of cult status, but perhaps starting with "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", Oriental cinema has really hit the mainstream. Hayao Miyazaki has even brought anime to the fore. "Seven Swords", I believe, is a great movie that marks yet another strong phase in the "easternization" of Western cinema. Given that Hollywood has failed recently to impress as much as it has in the past, it's key source material being old TV-shows, biopics and remakes largely of Eastern films, the shift of our attention east is not surprising. As with movies like "Hero", "Seven Swords" possesses some remarkable cinematography and even more remarkable fight choreography. To an extent the extremely well designed fight scenes are superior to many before it, specifically because of its rejection of wire-stunts. The result are some intense and believable fights that are far more aesthetically pleasing then, for example, watching Chow Yun Fat sail through the air. Many will appreciate, and rightly so, the strong ensemble cast featuring all round fine performances. Essentially I find very little to fault in this superb film!!! Hollywood can may attempt to defend their claim as the masters of cinema, but I'll eagerly await the day when they can produce a martial arts film of even nearly this ones quality. Until then, I'll continue to appreciate with great pleasure the steady flow of truly entertaining work coming from most notably China, Japan and Korea.


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