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The Sword Identity (2011)
"Wo kou de zong ji" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action  |  17 August 2012 (USA)
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During the Ming Dynasty one man will request a competition when his weapon is rejected. After a series of fights he is determined to prove his sword is invincible.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheng-Hui Yu ...
Master Qiu Dongyue (as Yu Chenghui)
Yang Song ...
General Qi's Last Body Guard
Yuanyuan Zhao ...
Madam Qiu / Gai E
Ma Jun ...
Master Qie
Xu Fujing ...
Sai Lan
Ma Ke ...
Gan Gang
Zhexin Liu ...
General Liu Kai
Yao Weiping ...
Qi's Deputy Commander
Keqin Ou ...
Master Cai (as Ou Keqin)
Li Guisheng ...
Master Wang
Bing Bo ...
Master Lu
Miva Mulati ...
Bohemian Girl 1
Xiaolenayi Aini ...
Bohemian Girl 2
Hasiyan Yeerken ...
Bohemian Girl 3
Chen Jianxing ...
Gai E's Father
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Once upon a time in the Southern Chinese city of Guancheng, there lived four families, each of them faithful keepers of martial arts. Anyone who wanted to establish a new sect, or a new form of kung fu, had to fight his way through the family's gates. But when Liang Henlu requests a competition, he is rejected and driven out of town, his strange new weapon mistaken for a Japanese sword and therefore forbidden by purist Chinese masters as a foreign fighting device. Liang is taken for a Japanese pirate and forced to hide in a boat filled with gypsy dancers. After a series of fights prove Liang's sword invincible, the Guancheng masters start to question their assumptions regarding the weapon's origins. They finally recognize that it is none other than the famous sword called 'Made in China' (modeled on a Japanese weapon), which the celebrated General Qi used in his glorious defeat of the Japanese invasion. Written by TIFF

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A sword that was meant to be abandoned. A warrior that seeks to honor its legacy.

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horrible! simply horrible....
20 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

one of the worst Chinese martial arts movies. on second thought, perhaps the worst Chinese movie ever. horrible screenplay, scenario, dialog, directing. the only thing that might be okay to watch is the cinematography, the camera shooting angles that sometimes showed some beauty in it. this is one of the worst screenplays ever drafted by a Chinese comic writer with lot of weird so-called Chinese martial arts, the hands and the legs movement, lot of hollow and meaningless gestures dotted with sound effect to give false illusions. bad acting worsened by pretentious and ridiculous screenplay and dialog that almost affected bad acting even further to every character involved in this lousy funny movie. one thing amazed me greatly is how such terrible screenplay could still find investors to waste their money to make it into realistic production. nowadays, it seems that only brainless morons are rich.


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