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The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman -- A tale of revenge, honor and greed follows a group of misfits that gets involved with a kitchen cleaver made from the top five swords of the martial arts world.

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Director:
Writers:
An Changhe (short story)
Zhang Jiajia (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 March 2011 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
One legendary blade will change the destiny of all who wield it.
Plot:
A tale of revenge, honor and greed follows a group of misfits that gets involved with a kitchen cleaver made from the top five swords of the martial arts world in this wild and brash action comedy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Another coffin nail to bury the Chinese movie industries See more (9 total) »

Cast

 

Directed by
Wuershan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
An Changhe  short story
Zhang Jiajia  screenplay
Ma Luoshan  screenplay
Tang Que  screenplay
Wuershan  screenplay

Produced by
Yao Jinlong .... executive producer
Doug Liman .... executive producer
Wang Wei .... executive producer
Tang Xiru .... executive producer
Tang Xiru .... producer
Yang Yang .... executive producer
Shao Yiding .... executive producer
Daniel Yu Wai-Kwok .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gong Geer 
Dead J. Miquia 
 
Cinematography by
Michal Tywoniuk 
 
Film Editing by
Huang Zhe 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Wakai .... first assistant camera
 
Other crew
Florence Larsonneur .... business affairs for Fox International Productions
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dao jiàn xiào" - China (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sequences of stylized violence including some bloody images, brief crude humor and partial nudity
Runtime:
92 min
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Certification:
Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Malaysia:PG-13 | Singapore:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46614)

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3 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Another coffin nail to bury the Chinese movie industries, 7 November 2011
Author: rightwingisevil from United States

The Chinese movie industries have been hesitating at the puzzling crossroad of "Quo Vadis?" They really don't know how to choose the right direction of making decent movies, how to write irrational screenplays with logic story lines, how to transform a screenplay into a concrete decent film with believable characters who could connect with the consumers/viewers. There are lot of so-called new generation screenplay writers and directors with certain special connections with filthily rich people who desperately want to add another auspicious title as "movie producer" to their collections. Thus resulted in having such screenplay writers, director and producers of one of the most pathetic and messy Chinese movies in 21st century.

"Dao jiàn xiào(2010)" is such a movie that you could use it to test how tough your nerves could be, what kind of depth of your patience could reach and endure, what kind of logic reasoning ability you have, what kind of absorbing ability and flexibility to deal with ridiculousness and absurdity and, most of all, how you consider to waste 1hr32mins of your life on planet Earth is nothing but.

What a mess, folks. Only the sound track, the choose of the music, would drive you crazy. The poor crafted dialog, the exaggeration and the pretentiousness of all the actors, the obvious self-indulgent but absolutely out of controlled directing....on and on and all summing up with just one conclusion: "Where is the logic and what's going on?" The only question after you rejected the DVD came up on your dizzy brain was: "How dare you call this a Movie!?" The screenplay(if there really had one) writer(s) and the director both have to be banned and banished from the Chinese movie industries permanently.

NO STAR should waste on this mess.

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