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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)

Hua Mulan (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 27 November 2009 (China)
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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)
4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »





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
Min Xu ... Chanyu
Fuzhen Kang ... Xiaobai
Nicky Lee ... Hu Kui
Changsheng Liu ... Mr. Fei
Lu Wang Lu Wang ... Xiucai


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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Warrior. Princess. Legend. See more »


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The original cut of the film was 138 minutes long, before about 24 minutes of footage was excised in the editing room. The North American Blu-ray does not feature any deleted scenes. They can be found on the Hong Kong Blu-ray however. See more »


Hua Mulan: What are you doing? Give it back!
[referring to dogtags Fei Xiaohu tore down]
Fei Xiaohu: Are you living for the dead or for the living?
Hua Mulan: Give them back!
Fei Xiaohu: There are things you must do! It's your duty! You are no longer the Sister Mulan I adored. Because you wanted to escape, you caused the death of Brother Wentai, and you will cause the death of many of our brothers in the future. You are so selfish!
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Version of Mulan (1998) See more »


Mulan Love
Composed by Shih Shiong Lee
Lyrics by Chia-Yang Yi
Performed by Stefanie Sun
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an expertly crafted film
14 January 2011 | by thisissubtitledmoviesSee all my reviews

excerpt, full review at my location - Not to be confused with Disney's 1998 animated blockbuster Mulan, director Jingle Ma's 2009 epic offers a more sophisticated and nuanced retelling of the story based on a sixth century Chinese poem. Mulan: Legendary Warrior charts the early life and rise to power of Hua Mulan, a fearless heroine who disguises herself as a man and goes to war in place of her ailing father.

Mulan: Legendary Warrior isn't exactly innovative, and it doesn't really add anything new to a story that has been told many times, but it's an expertly crafted film that fuses war and romance genres in a highly absorbing way.

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Release Date:

27 November 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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