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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 »

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Antti-Jussi Annila

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Antti-Jussi Annila (original idea), Antti-Jussi Annila (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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 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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Storyline

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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Details

Official Sites:

Blind Spot Pictures | Official site | See more »

Country:

Finland | Netherlands | China | Estonia

Language:

Finnish | Mandarin

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Budget:

€2,750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film opened in Finland in 40 theaters, in China it will be open in 150 theaters. See more »

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Quotes

Berg: I want a piece of your hair.
Kai: You want what?
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #37.14 (2007) See more »

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entertaining, but a bit too disordered
31 October 2006 | by KitKateSee all my reviews

The movie mixes together Finnish and Chinese mythology, a very interesting and definitely unique basis. Visually the fighting scenes were excellent and I really enjoyed watching them, there just were too few of them. Of course it's good that the movie is more than just fighting, so there would be plenty of time to tell the - as said, interesting - story. Two stories are told at one time, one from ancient China and the second from present-day Finland, and they mixed very well together. But unfortunately the characters remain blank through the whole movie. I didn't get anything out of them, though the story made me yearn to know everything. The characters are captivating, especially Pin Yu's person and Kai's and Ronja's relationship, but too much stays as a mystery. The beginning half is very entertaining and makes your imagination fly. But then the movie becomes disordered and the spectator becomes confused. There are lots of things that are left unexplained, and some things don't seem to have anything to do with the movie. Sometimes it feels like 'a scene has now been cut away from here, and it would explain what I now don't understand.' Those missing little parts didn't start to haunt me after I went to sleep though, the movie wasn't that special. It was definitely entertaining, worth watching, but perhaps not twice. A big plus for the imaginative theme, good music and the courage to do such a film.


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