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The Bride with White Hair (1993)

Bai fa mo nu zhuan (original title)
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The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against foreign ... See full summary »

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Ronny Yu

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Kee-To Lam (as Kei To Lam), Yusheng Liang (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brigitte Lin ... Lian Nichang
Leslie Cheung ... Zhuo Yi-Hang
Francis Ng ... Male Ji Wushuang
Elaine Lui ... Female Ji Wushuang
Kit Ying Lam ... Ho Lu Hua
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
King-Kei Cheng ... Hsin Cheng
Choi-Chow Hoh Choi-Chow Hoh
Eddy Ko ... General Wu San-Kuei
Jeffrey Lau
Lok-Lam Law Lok-Lam Law ... (as Le-Lin Lo)
Fong Pau ... Master Tzu Yang
Leila Tong
Kin-Ming Tsang Kin-Ming Tsang
Kwan Hong Wong Kwan Hong Wong
Richard Yuen Richard Yuen
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Storyline

The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against foreign tribes and an evil cult. One day, he meets the beautiful Lien, a killer for the evil cult who is equally unsatisfied with her situation, but their love angers both the Wu-Tang clan and the evil cult. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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A Classic Chinese Tale Of Swords And Sorcery Of Honor And Of Love


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

25 September 1993 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bride with White Hair See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The love song at the end of the film was performed by Leslie Cheung, and as a gimmick, the song was not released to buy in any way so people who enjoyed the song would have to to re watch the movie in theaters. See more »

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Referenced in Cheonnyeon ho (2003) See more »

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A Chinese period film. Tragic, Romantic, Great.
27 June 1999 | by Shahram-2See all my reviews

This movie is a masterpiece in some sense. The cinematography is very well done. It's not the best Asian movie ever, but one of the best (I thought). The genre isn't common in movies(not as far as I know). I saw the "full" genre to be action ,romance ,period ,fantasy ,drama. But that's what good about it. It's different and in some sense "rare". They should really make more high quality movies like this. I thought it was always entertaining the whole way through, non-stop. Interesting to watch. It was a tragic romantic movie. Good action scenes and superb acting. I loved the way the characters interacted with each-other. The thing about this movie is that it's not a movie you just watch and forget about and say "That was a good movie". It's something you really should think about. It has a great meaning.

It's quite sad at the very end. But it does a wonderful job in making you wonder what will happen next in the sequel(The bride with white hair 2). If you're looking for something different than all these Western movies, than watch this one for sure. And If you're going to watch it, watch the subtitled version. It's much, much better than the dubbed as with most foreign movies.


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