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Wu Yen (2001)

Chung Mo Yim (original title)
A gifted female warrior is destined to marry the emperor and bring prosperity to the dynasty.

Directors:

Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai)

Writers:

Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai), Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammi Cheng ... Chung Wu Yen
Anita Mui ... Emperor Qi / Ancestor Huan
Raymond Ho-Yin Wong ... Rebel Wu Tsi (as Raymond Wong)
Cecilia Cheung ... Yinchun / Fairy Enchantress
Suet Lam ... Prime Minister An (as Lam Suet)
Tin Sang Lung ... Court Historian (as Lung Tin Sang)
Wai Leung Hung Wai Leung Hung ... Court Advisor (as Hung Wai Leung)
Ka-Sang Cheng ... General Tien (as Cheng Ka Seng)
Shiu Hung Hui ... Emperor of Chu (as Hui Siu Hung)
Wai Al ... Emperor of Yen (as Al Wai)
Wong Chun ... Emperor of Qin (as Chun Wong)
Joe Cheng ... An Emperor
Chi Ping Chang ... (as Cheung Chi Ping)
Tian-Lin Wang ... Earth God (as Wong Tin Lam)
Man-Wai Wong Man-Wai Wong ... Earth God (as Bonnie Wong)
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Storyline

A gifted female warrior is destined to marry the emperor and bring prosperity to the dynasty.

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

18 January 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Wu Yen See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

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Quotes

Wu Yen: I don't want it to be Wu Yen when it's bad, Yinchun when it's good.
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Connections

Spoofs Gladiator (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Forbidden Fruit Flower
Performed by Sammi Cheng
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Wu who?
4 June 2005 | by sangepengyouSee all my reviews

Bizarre doesn't even begin to describe this film, nor does off-beat. A shallow emperor, a determined warrior princess and one very foxy women who keeps switching back and forth like a ping-pong ball.

But to be honest, it is a funny little film in every sense of the word I confess, this was the very first time I'd ever seen Cecilia Cheung, Sammi Cheng or Anita Mui in a film but I have to say the sillier it got, the more it grew on me. Special mention should be given to Mui who has her hands full with role playing and the same goes for Cecilia Cheung. And even if it teeming with divas, this twisted tale has a truly off-beat charm and in this case, a little charm goes a long way-- at least far enough to keep you with it to find out where it will go next.


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