The epic story of the Chinese girl-warrior, Mulan, who fights to defend her father.


Jingle Ma, Wei Dong (co-director)


Jingle Ma, Ting Zhang (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Wei Zhao ... Hua Mulan
Jaycee Chan ... Fei Xiaohu
Kun Chen ... Wentai
Rongguang Yu ... Hua Hu (Mulan's father)
Jiao Xu ... Young Hua Mulan
Jun Hu ... Modu
Angel Liu ... Princess of Rouran
Vitas Vitas ... Wude
Zhou Sun ... Emperor
Shu Li Shu Li ... Mr. Huo
Nicky Lee ... Hu Kui
Min Xu ... Chanyu
Guofeng Li Guofeng Li ... Dafei
Fuzhen Kang ... Xiaobai
Hongjiang Hou Hongjiang Hou ... Zang Zhi


When barbarian hordes threaten her homeland, the brave and cunning Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to swell the ranks in her aging father's stead. The warrior's remarkable courage drives her through powerful battle scenes and brutal wartime strategy. Mulan loses dear friends to the enemy's blade as she rises to become one of her country's most valuable leaders - but can she win the war before her secret is exposed? Written by AnonymousB

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Mulan is the heroic true story of the girl-warrior who saved a nation. See more »


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The director, Jingle Ma, has explained that this film is vastly different from the 1998 Walt Disney animated film and that the looks from the character in this movie adheres more to his imagination. See more »


Hua Mulan: I never imagined I would achieve any accomplishments, not to mention that one day I would become a butcher on the battlefield. In these twelve years, my heart has never felt at ease. Princess, only when we resolve the cause of this war can we stop the war itself. Your own fate as well as that of the whole world is in your hands.
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Mulan Love
Composed by Shih Shiong Lee
Lyrics by Chia-Yang Yi
Performed by Stefanie Sun
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Not an epic, but a thoroughly good yarn
14 July 2010 | by Chris-Winters2See all my reviews

Having Just watched this film, and whilst it is still fresh in my mind I found the movie to be a refreshing change to traditional epics offered by Asian Cinema. House of flying daggers it is not, but as an interpretation of Chinese folklore that was based on a poem, it is a piece of cinematic creativity in it's own right. The casting of Wei Zhao was a smart move. Vicki is a potentially under rated actress who displays a versatility that is often never matched by over paid Western A - listers. For the tone and content of a film that has no provable substance in fact, Vicki does an outstanding job of expressing the bland emotion and lack of compassion that would be synonymous with the era and situation with which the film is set.

At it's heart is a love story that is put aside by the burdens of war. This is so effectively displayed by the acting skill of the lead that it could be mistaken for lacking any substance at all, but with such interpretive subject matter the leads pull you in and make you share in the joy and the hurt that their lives are taking.

This is essentially an amazing piece of cinema, with a talented cast and a talented director. There are many ways to while away an afternoon. Getting lost in the majesty this provides is well worth the time

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Release Date:

27 November 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Mulan: Rise of a Warrior See more »


Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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