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Ying xiong ()


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A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

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Cast

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Nameless
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Broken Sword (as Tony Leung Chiu-Wai)
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Flying Snow (as Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk)
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Moon (as Zhang Ziyi)
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King (as Chen Dao Ming)
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Sky
Zhongyuan Liu ...
Scholar (as Liu Zhong Yuan)
Tianyong Zheng ...
Old Servant (as Zheng Tian Yong)
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Prime Minister
Chang Xiao Yang ...
General
Yakun Zhang ...
Commander (as Zhang Ya Kun)
Ma Wen Hua ...
Head Eunuch
Jin Ming ...
Eunuch
Xu Kuang Hua ...
Pianist
Shou Xin Wang ...
Musician
Heizi ...
Seven Qin Guards (as Hei Zi)
Hua Cao ...
Seven Qin Guards
Lei Li ...
Seven Qin Guards
Xia Bin ...
Seven Qin Guards
Peng Qiang ...
Seven Qin Guards
Jie Liu ...
Seven Qin Guards
Zhang Yi ...
Seven Qin Guards
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Qin Emperor (voice)
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Nameless (voice)
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Sky (voice)
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Moon (voice)
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Broken Sword (voice)
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Flying Snow (voice)
Bing Lei Li ...
Guard (uncredited)
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(uncredited)

Directed by

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Yimou Zhang

Written by

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Feng Li ... (screenplay) &
Yimou Zhang ... (screenplay) &
Bin Wang ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Shoufang Dou ... executive producer
William Kong ... producer (as Bill Kong)
Philip Lee ... line producer
Sook Yhun ... producer
Weiping Zhang ... executive producer
Yimou Zhang ... producer
Zhenyan Zhang ... associate producer

Music by

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Dun Tan

Cinematography by

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Christopher Doyle ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Angie Lam
Vincent Lee ... (documentary segment)
Ru Zhai

Editorial Department

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Olivier Fontenay ... color grader
Matt Garner ... post-production executive: Miramax
Mark Griffith ... digital intermediate colorist (2008 digital restoration)
Al Hansen ... digital colorist
Antonio Mestres ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Tingxiao Huo
Zhenzhou Yi

Art Direction by

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Qin Hong Bo ... supervising art director
Zhong Han ... supervising art director
Tingxiao Huo
Liu Yong Qi ... supervising art director
Bin Zhao

Costume Design by

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Emi Wada

Makeup Department

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Siu-Mui Chau ... chief hair stylist (as Chau Siu Mui)
Lee-Na Kwan ... chief makeup artist (as Lee Na Kwan)
Tam Ying Kwan ... hair stylist
Shul Niu ... assistant hair stylist
Ji Wei-Hua ... makeup artist
Shudong Yang ... makeup artist (as Yang Shu-Dong)
Xiaohai Yang ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Tianhui Ge ... unit manager
Jane Maguire ... post-production supervisor
Zhenyan Zhang ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Shi Bin ... seventh assistant director
Xiaoyang Chang ... fifth assistant director
Guonan Liu ... third assistant director (as Liu Guo Nan)
Tao Lu ... fourth assistant director (as Lu Tao)
Huan Qi ... first assistant director
Du Ming Xiang ... sixth assistant director
Jinzhan Zhang ... director: battle sequences (as Zhang Jin Zhan)
Wei Zhou ... second assistant director

Art Department

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De Wen Bai ... props assistant
Rowan e Cassidy ... matte painter (as Rowan Cassidy)
Gao De Zhong ... set dresser
Liu Jin Guo ... set dresser
Zhongquan Hu ... assistant set dresser (as Hu Zhong Quan)
Yi Hua ... sketch artist
Yuchen Ji ... props assistant
Li Yan Lai ... sketch artist
Ming-Shan Li ... property master (as Ming Shan Li)
Yi Liu ... assistant set dresser
Guang Lu ... props
Xiao Jun Min ... assistant to sketch artist
Jia Ren Wang ... assistant set dresser
Xue Jun Wang ... draftsman (as Wang Xue Jun)
Ming Wu ... storyboard artist
Yang Zhan Yi ... assistant set dresser
Xiao Dan Zhao ... property master

Sound Department

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Lai Jia Bin ... sound technician
Steve Burgess ... sound editor
Bruce Emery ... dolby consultant
Li Pei Gen ... sound assistant
Wei He ... sound effects editor / sound technician
Yu Hou ... sound assistant
Peng Jiang ... second sound assistant
Tao Jun Jie ... sound technician
Francis Ward Lindsay ... sound editor
Robert Mackenzie ... sound effects editor
Andrew Neil ... sound effects editor
Glenn Newnham ... sound editor
Paul Pirola ... sound effects editor
Roger Savage ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Guoli Si ... sound assistant (as Si Guo Li)
Blair Slater ... foley mixer & editor / foley recordist
Jing Tao ... sound / supervising sound editor
Mario Vaccaro ... foley artist
Li Wen ... sound assistant
Andy Wright ... assistant re-recording mixer
Wang Yu ... sound assistant
Zhigang Zhang ... first sound assistant
Chris Goodes ... sound editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Jance Allen ... compositor
Charlie Armstrong ... senior compositor
Kevin Baillie ... digital artist
Aaron Barclay ... lead compositor
Ryan Beadle ... digital I/O
Chris Bone ... R&D programmer
Dan Breckwoldt ... digital compositor
Andy Brown ... visual effects supervisor: Animal Logic
Ian Brown ... lighting sequence lead
Alex Brownell ... visual effects coordinator: Tweak Films
Sonia Calvert ... digital compositor
Rowan e Cassidy ... matte painter (as Rowan Cassidy)
Cedrick Chan ... digital artist
YouJin Choung ... visual effects
Sarah Cloutier ... digital liaison
Fiona Crawford ... visual effects producer
Francisco DeLaTorre ... visual effects artist: Tweak Films
Jonathan Dixon ... digital liaison
Dennis Dorney ... digital lineup
Patricio Ducaud ... visual effects artist
David Dulac ... visual effects supervisor
Wayde Duncan-Smith ... 3D animator
Rebecca Dunn ... digital compositor
Stephen Evans ... digital compositor
Arin Finger ... visual effects coordinator: The Orphanage
Lindsay Fleay ... 3D lead
Howard Fuller ... 3D animator
Michele Gray ... visual effects producer: Tweak Films
Matthew Hendershot ... digital artist: The Orphanage
Jesse Ho ... animator
Christopher Horvath ... visual effects supervisor: Tweak Films
Jim Hourihan ... visual effects research and development: Tweak Films
Sarahjane Javelo ... digital paint/rotoscope artist
Krista Jordan ... senior compositor
Keith Leung ... wires artist
Justen Marshall ... production programmer
Ian McCamey ... visual effects editor: The Orphanage
Yvette Memory ... visual effects coordinator: The Orphanage
Lori C. Miller ... digital compositor
Saki Mitchell ... digital compositor
Cliff Mueller ... lead animator: Tweak Films
Luke O'Byrne ... visual effects producer: The Orphanage
Graham Olsen ... digital compositor
Scott Palleiko ... technical director: Tweak Films
Guoyu Pan ... visual effects supervisor
JaeWook Park ... technical director/compositor
Ellen Poon ... visual effects supervisor
Murray Pope ... visual effects executive producer
Alex Prichard ... digital artist: The Orphanage
Dane Rapaport ... systems administrator
Jeff Renton ... 3D animator
Aaron Rhodes ... digital compositor: The Orphanage
Michael Root ... visual effects sequence supervisor: Tweak Films
Jonathan Rothbart ... visual effects supervisor: The Orphanage
Danielle Rubin ... visual effects coordinator
Marc Sadeghi ... executive visual effects producer
Richard Schlein ... visual effects executive producer: Tweak Films
Pheng Sisopha ... compositor
Christa Starr ... technical director: Tweak Films
Robert Sullivan ... video operations supervisor: Animal Logic
Chris Swinbanks ... film I/O supervisor
Ryan Tudhope ... digital artist
David Valentin ... visual effects associate producer
Ray Van Steenwyk ... animator
Sandeep Vengsarkar ... digital compositor
Carl Walters ... digital artist
Shu Qing Wang ... model maker
Frederick Wolff ... scanning and recording operator
George Zwier ... digital compositor
S. Kai Bovaird ... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Ben De Luca ... systems administrator (uncredited)
Chris Godfrey ... on-set visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Laurence Lok ... roto artist (uncredited)
Kristi Valk ... digital artist: The Orphanage (uncredited)

Stunts

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Xia Bin ... stunts
Hua Cao ... stunts
Siu-Tung Ching ... action director
Shi Feng ... stunts
Wen Biao Hu ... stunts
Zhao Hui ... stunts
Feng Iang ... stunts
Li Fang Jin ... stunts
Cai Li ... action choreographer / martial arts coordinator (as Li Cai)
Lei Li ... stunts
Li Ou ... stunts
Peng Qiang ... stunts (as Qiang Peng)
Yong Sun ... stunts
Kang Min Tang ... stunts (as Tang Kang Min)
Huang Tao ... stunts
Wei Tung ... action director / fight choreographer (as Tung Wei)
Wen Hua Wang ... stunts
Zhao Hui Wang ... stunts
Li Wei ... stunts
Jack Wai-Leung Wong ... action choreographer / martial arts coordinator (as Wong Wai Leung)
Din Yong ... stunts
Bai Lin Yuh ... stunts
Jin Zhang ... stunts (as Zhang Jin)
Nan Zhang ... stunts (as Zhang Nan)
Xin Xin Zheng ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jin Cao ... additional assistant camera: battle sequences
Yong Qiang Cao ... electrician
Jasmine Yuen Carrucan ... assistant camera (as Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan)
Zhu Xiang Chen ... assistant camera
Song De Hua ... assistant camera
Yu Jian Dong ... electrician
Zi Ying Feng ... electrician
Xing Hai Gao ... assistant camera
Yong Hou ... additional camera operator
Dongsheng Jiang ... electrician (as Jian Dong Sheng)
Yu Ping Kong ... camera grip
Baoquan Li ... Steadicam operator (as Bao Quan Li)
Wu Jun Li ... generator operator
Zhang Li ... additional assistant camera: battle sequences
Zu Rong Li ... still photographer
Brett Matthews ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Yoshio Sato ... still photographer
Ji Chao Wang ... additional assistant camera: battle sequences
Lihong Wang ... best boy electric
Tianlin Wang ... additional assistant camera: battle sequences (as Tian Lin Wang)
Chao Wei ... camera grip
Guo Dong Wei ... generator operator
Fusen Xu ... camera grip (as Fu Sen Xu)
Huajie Zhang ... additional assistant camera: battle sequences
Chuncheng Zhao ... assistant camera (as Zhao Chun Cheng)
Xiaoding Zhao ... camera operator
Ai Jun Zhu ... assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Zeng Qing Chun ... costumer
Jin-Hua Gu ... costumer (as Gu Jin Hua)
Bao-Rong Huang ... wardrobe supervisor
Zhu Run Sen ... costumer
Ming Zhu ... costumer

Location Management

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Yong Hou ... location scout

Music Department

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Richard King ... music scoring engineer
Simon Leadley ... music editor
Itzhak Perlman ... musician: violin solos and fiddling
Tim Ryan ... music editor
Katrina Schiller ... additional music editor
Dun Tan ... conductor

Other crew

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Susie Au ... trailer editor
Bruce Hwang Chen ... assistant: producer
Kerry Dibbs ... post production assistant
Xu Ai Dong ... production assistant
Xia Li Fu ... production assistant
Wang Li Ge ... script supervisor
Li Guang ... script supervisor
Eidan Hanzei ... adr voice replacement (as Henry Hayashi)
Zhihua Hou ... assistant to director
Zhong Hu ... production assistant
Duang Xue Jun ... cashier
Kodo ... drumming
Ming Beaver Kwei ... personal assistant: Jet Li
Stephen Lam ... production coordinator
Roger Lee ... chief accountant
Maria Lo Orzel ... creative consultant
Stanley J. Orzel ... creative consultant
Ji Pei ... script supervisor
Felicia Pullam ... assistant: Ziyi Zhang
Wei Ran ... script supervisor
Zhang Rui ... cashier
John Salvitti ... assistant: Donnie Yen (as John Paul Salvitti)
Quentin Tarantino ... presenter
Lao Li Ya ... production coordinator
Li Yan ... assistant: Ziyi Zhang
Wei Yan Yen ... production assistant
Shi Ze Yi ... production assistant
Lei Yu ... production assistant
Jiang Zi ... production assistant

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In ancient China, before the reign of the first emperor, warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin's three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory. Written by Yocke

Plot Keywords
Taglines Kono kuni wa mada, hontô no hero wo shiranai [Japan] (This land doesn't know a real hero. Yet.) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ying hung (China, Cantonese title)
  • Ying hung (Hong Kong, Cantonese title)
  • Hero (World-wide, English title)
  • Hero (Canada, English title)
  • Hero (Japan, English title)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Box Office

Budget $31,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $177,394,432

Did You Know?

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Trivia The "red fight" between Moon and Flying-Snow was filmed in a forest in Mongolia. Director Yimou Zhang had to wait until the leaves turn yellow, and hired local nomads to gather even more yellow leaves in order to cover the ground completely. In fact, he was so fanatic about the leaves, that he had his crew separate the leaves into four different "classes" which were each put at increasingly farther lengths from the camera. See more »
Goofs At the beginning of the movie, subtitles state that China was divided into seven warring states. At the end, the subtitles then state that "the King of Qin" unified China, without specifying which one. Historically, the king that was the one to unite all of the Chinese states was Ying Zheng (later changed name to Shi Huang Di) who inherited the throne from his deceased father at age 13 (as opposed to the age of the king in the movie). At the time, Ying Zheng began to rule China, the seven states were already reduced to two larger states (Qin and Chu) which was later dominated by Qin when Ying Zheng was 22 years old. It is therefore impossible for the same king shown in the movie to be the king that united all the Chinese states, although the end-note is semantically correct. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Ying xiong: Cause - The Birth of Hero (2002). See more »
Quotes King of Qin: I have just come to a realization! This scroll by Broken Sword contains no secrets of his swordsmanship. What this reveals is his highest ideal. In the first state, man and sword become one and each other. Here, even a blade of grass can be used as a lethal weapon. In the next stage, the sword resides not in the hand but in the heart. Even without a weapon, the warrior can slay his enemy from a hundred paces. But the ultimate ideal is when the sword disappears altogether. The warrior embraces all around him. The desire to kill no longer exists. Only peace remains.
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