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
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.
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