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Jade Warrior (2006)

Jadesoturi (original title)
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Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far ... See full summary »

Director:

Antti-Jussi Annila

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Antti-Jussi Annila (original idea), Antti-Jussi Annila (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Tommi Eronen ... Kai / Sintai
Markku Peltola ... Berg
Jingchu Zhang ... Pin Yu
Krista Kosonen ... Ronja
Hao Dang ... Cho
Taishen Cheng Taishen Cheng ... Demoni (as Cheng Taishen)
Elle Kull ... Weckström
Liansheng Tong Liansheng Tong ... Village Elder
Qiupu Tao Qiupu Tao ... Merchant
Xiaomei Tong Xiaomei Tong ... Servant
Pirkko Hämäläinen ... Weckström (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xiupeng Ji Xiupeng Ji
Qiusheng Kong Qiusheng Kong
Fangjin Li Fangjin Li
Yanqing Lu Yanqing Lu
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Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far away place and a far away time, in the cold north, in modern Finland. Jade Warrior is set in ancient China early iron age and present day Finland. The past is feeding the story in present day, slowly revealing our warrior his real origin, his superior skills and his destiny. Jade Warrior - the first Finnish Kung Fu film - combines Finnish and Chinese mythologies into one film. Jade Warrior is an homage to Kung Fu genre strongly spiced with a truly original approach to Finnish national epic Kalevala. Like Kalevala Jade Warrior is a pure melodrama. A story of Kalevala's greatest hero. Written by www.ses.fi

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Taglines:

Tao minulle Sampo niin saat rakkaasi takaisin (Forge me the Sampo and you will get your loved one back)


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The Chinese writing shown in the film (in Pin Yu's village and on Sintai's clothes, sword, casket, etc.) is in the "seal script" which was first standardized and used as the official script in 3rd century B.C.E., after the First Emperor Qin unified China. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Berg: I want a piece of your hair.
Kai: You want what?
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #37.14 (2007) See more »

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Jadesoturi: "Mo Gik" of Finland version?!!
31 October 2006 | by FoenixSee all my reviews

I can't understand why so many movie fans from Finland loved this film,in my opinion,"Jade Warrior" is the worst so-called blockbuster I've seen this year!Not only me,but also most people of China who have seen it.

It is said that the story of "Jade Warrior" came from the myth "Kalevala" of Finland.As to the story which is adapted from the myth,I have to say,it's attracting,here is the general storyline :2000BC,Sintai,son of a blacksmith,has the power to destroy the 10th son of the Monster and eradicate the evil,which survived from Sintai's selfish desire,for he falls in love with a beautiful Chinese girl named PinYu before killing Monster's 10th son.But PinYu has already been engaged to another man,Sintai expects to see PinYu in his next life,which he wants to repeat again and again until she loves him.Unfortunately,love always comes at a cost,which is to let the 10th son of Monster slip away so that he has the chance to meet PinYu.Sintai did it over and over in his every new life,and so does the evil doing harm to the human being.Eventually,Sintai realizes that he couldn't satisfy his own desire while disregarding the entire human beings' safety.Once,in Sintai's new life of modern time,who is named Kai,made up his mind to kill the 10th son of evil finally,after which he has to leave his lover.

The storyline is beautiful,however,As to the film,"beautiful" deteriorates to "awful",and I doubt how many people understand it under the the director's awful direction.So many direct flashbacks between the past and the present,which easily make the audience confused,and the dialogues,which sounds almost retarded,Especially Sintai/Kai in his Chinese talking,it's not people's usual talk at all!!!I am not pointing his strange accent,I mean his words meaning.

About the love between Sintai and PinYu,at the beginning,PinYu refused Sintai,then without a day,PinYu changed her mind and decided to marry him!!!What happened??Not enough pavement for her behavior,and there are so many sudden turnings like this.I guess that may be the main reason we are not touched by the love story.

Let's focus on the most acclaimed parts,the kung fu scenes and cinematography,oh,god,if that were kung fu,"Hero" and "Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon" must be the best film in the world ever!!!!!!!when they fight,it's like two people dancing slowly with the music!!How ridiculous is that!!!And the cinematography,I would say it's just OK,without a engrossing,lively screenplay attracting the audience,best cinematography counts nothing.

During watching "Jade Warrior",the audience just sit there,trying really hard to understand actors' every abnormal behavior,how tired the audience are!!

Last year,we talked about "Mo Gik",and considered it as the worst legendary movie about myth of 2005.Today,I would say,"Jade Warrior" has already won the title of 2006,sorry.

A good story is not properly laid out,what a pity for "JW",the director's fault?maybe.


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Country:

Finland | Netherlands | China | Estonia

Language:

Finnish | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (Finland) See more »

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Budget:

EUR2,750,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,978
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2.35 : 1
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