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Zhuangzhuang Tian (screenplay)
Yasushi Inoue (novel)
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2 October 2009 (China) See more »
The disillusioned general of an ancient Chinese army regiment finds himself stranded in a village populated by a strange clan with mystical connections to wolves. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Joe Odagiri ... Lu Shenkang

Maggie Q ... Harem Woman

Chung-Hua Tou ... Zhang Anliang (as Chung Hua Tou)

Directed by
Zhuangzhuang Tian  (as Zhuang Zhuang Tian)
Writing credits
Zhuangzhuang Tian (screenplay)

Yasushi Inoue (novel)

Produced by
Yang Du .... planner
Sanping Han .... producer
Xiaoli Han .... executive producer
Tao Jiang .... executive producer
William Kong .... producer (as Bill Kong)
Hao Li .... producer (as Hao Lee)
Satoru Ogura .... producer
Ellen Poon .... co-producer
Ge Song .... executive producer
Alice Yeung .... associate producer
Daniel Yun .... executive producer
Original Music by
Wei Du 
Evgueni Galperine 
Sacha Galperine 
Li Zhao 
Cinematography by
Yu Wang  (as Wang Yu)
Film Editing by
Wenders Li 
Production Design by
Weixin Liu 
Costume Design by
Emi Wada 
Makeup Department
Bryan Blair .... special makeup effects shop technician (as Brian Blair)
Ben Bornstein .... special makeup effects shop technician
Len Burge .... special makeup effects artist: sculptor
Steve Buscaino .... special makeup effects shop technician
Earl Ellis .... special makeup effects artist: sculptor
Mark Garbarino .... special makeup effects designer
James Kagel .... special makeup effects artist: sculptor
Gil Liberto .... special makeup effects shop technician (as Gilbert Liberto)
Eddie Liu .... special makeup effects artist
Shaun Smith .... special makeup effects coordinator
Art Department
Travis Fike .... artist
Sound Department
Gary Chen .... production sound mixer
Andrew Neil .... re-recording mixer
Terry Tu .... re-recording mixer
Terry Tu .... sound designer
Terry Tu .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Roland Blancaflor .... special effects technician
Justin Ditter .... special effects technician
Deborah Galvez .... special effects technician
Jeff Jingle .... animatronics designer
Cass McClure .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Mauricio Baiocchi .... visual effects supervisor
Kirstin Bradfield .... digital compositor
Aidan Fraser .... digital compositor
Tiffany Griffin .... compositor
Ntana Key .... supervising digital colorist
Melissa D. Moss .... digital compositor
David Philogene .... digital artist
Ellen Poon .... visual effects supervisor
Editorial Department
Matt Garner .... additional editor
Other crew
Mark Garbarino .... principal puppeteer

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Also Known As:
"Lang zai ji" - China (original title)
"Warrior & Wolf" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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101 min | Canada:100 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Great cinematography, no script, 18 October 2012
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

THE WARRIOR AND THE WOLF is a beautiful film to look at. The lush cinematography with its wide landscape shots of endless expanses of wilderness, hilly terrain and distant mountains is a glory to behold. The colours are vivid and the director has a real eye for nature's beauty. Wolves play a large part in the film's background and they've never looked so appealing as they do here. The addition of a wolf pup to the storyline only adds to that feeling.

A shame then that in all other respects this is a dog, rather than a wolf, of a film. It starts off muddled, with murky choppily-edited battle sequences and a disjointed feel to the narrative. The erstwhile hero of the piece is a pacifist shepherd one moment and a ruthless leader of men the next. I didn't have a clue what was going on in regards to the historical backdrop and it's always a giveaway of poor writing when they have to keep including on-screen text at regular intervals to tell the viewer what's supposed to be going on.

After half an hour or so of this, the action shifts to a supposedly cursed village where the lead character meets a woman and rapes her. Then he rapes her again, and again after that. Eventually, the woman falls in love with her attacker, a plot point that is so repellent as to be purely offensive. The ending of the film just peters out with no real explanation of what's happened or what we just watched. Odagiri plays the lead with the same stony-faced expression from beginning to end and Maggie Q is relegated to a window-dressing role with pretty much all of her scenes taking place in the bedroom. If you're looking for a decent Chinese historical then give this one a wide berth.

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