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Sun lung moon hak chan (1992)

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This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this acclaimed production tells the story of a power hungry eunuch who employs an evil sect ... See full summary »

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Raymond Lee, Siu-Tung Ching (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

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Tan Cheung, Xiaohe Lü (as Xiao He) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maggie Cheung ... Gam Seung Yuk
Brigitte Lin ... Yau Mok Sau
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Gwok Waai On
Donnie Yen ... Eunuch Tsao Siu Yan
Shi-Kwan Yen ... Ho Fu (as Yee Kwan Yan)
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Iron
Lawrence Ng ... Siu-Chuen
Xin Xin Xiong ... Ngai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Fai Chan
Ngai Chung-Wai Ngai Chung-Wai
Choi Ho Choi Ho
Shun Lau ... Cha
Cheng Lit-King Cheng Lit-King
Elvis Tsui ... The General
Wai Shun Wong Wai Shun Wong
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This big hit at the Sundance Film Festival had audiences cheering. Set during the Ming Dynasty, this acclaimed production tells the story of a power hungry eunuch who employs an evil sect in his quest to rule China. An extravagant climax features dizzying acrobatics and masterful fight sequences. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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In the desert, only the strong survive. See more »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

27 August 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

New Dragon Gate Inn See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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True cinema magic
2 September 2007 | by winner55See all my reviews

One of the most beautiful of Hong Kong's 'New wave' sword-fight films, "Dragon Inn" has virtually nothing wrong to be said for it. A dark Romantic tragedy over-layered with a romantic comedy almost as dark, and filled with living breathing characters brilliantly portrayed by an excellent cast; still, the film's primary asset is its breathtaking imagery and carefully subdued (given the material) editing. You never have any doubt as to where your eye should light, nor are you ever disappointed.

After viewing any narrative film, we have the right to ask ourselves, "did I go any interesting places here? did I meet any interesting people? did I see anything I could not have seen otherwise?" The answers for this film are: "yes, yes, and again yes" Although this is not a 'magic kung fu' film, yet there is magic in virtually every frame. It takes us to another world and introduces us to interesting people, and then, when the end comes, it simply says 'adieu' and the film closes and we are home again - but far better informed on the nature of the world, and of the human heart, than we would be other wise.

True cinema magic, and certainly one of the best of its kind - perhaps one of the best of any kind.


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