7.1/10
475
9 user 2 critic

The Swordsman in Double Flag Town (1991)

Shuang Qi Zhen dao ke (original title)
A teenage lad arrives at Double Flag Town to claim his betrothed bride, when he encounters a group of outlaws and kills one of them. A vendetta is expected.

Director:

Ping He
Reviews
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Wei Gao Wei Gao ... Hai Ge
Mana Zhao Mana Zhao ... Hao Mei
Jiang Chang Jiang Chang ... Bar keeper
Haiying Sun ... Vidasoxian
Gang Wang Gang Wang ... Sha Li Fei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gaoping Zhang Gaoping Zhang ... Erye
Edit

Storyline

A young man comes to double flag town in order to marry his promised bride. Both his bride and her father do not like him, because he seems to be a nothing without any skills just wearing two swords on his legs. When some vagabonds try to rape his bride, the young man is able to beat them easily in a sword fight. He suddenly realizes in this first fight he ever did that his father did teach him a superior fighting style. Will those talents be enough for the upcoming? All inhabitants of double flag town expect a bloody revenge by the vagabonds. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

User Reviews

 
'Lo Mein' Western
4 March 2013 | by chowmanfuSee all my reviews

The relationships between international cinema are rarely as evident as in the Western genre. The Western is one of the few truly original flavors of film, with its dusty landscapes and drawn out intensity.

The Swordsman in Double Flag Town is a film that demonstrates this so well that it - for some reason - is not in favor. Perhaps it is too Chinese for most.

I'm not sure if the term I've used, 'Lo Mein Western,' is even used at all. Its just the only way I can describe this film is to compare it to Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns.

It's unfortunate that it is too Chinese for most people to watch, because it heralds the same human spirit of Kurosawa and Leone. The actors are point on. It's an incredible film, and I fear, something will never again be seen quite like it.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

17 May 1991 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Swordsman in Double Flag Town See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Xi'an Film Studio See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed