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Dragon (2011)

Wu xia (original title)
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A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him

Director:

Peter Ho-Sun Chan (as Peter Ho-sun Chan)

Writers:

Oi Wah Lam (as Aubrey Lam), Joyce Chan (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Yen ... Liu Jinxi
Wei Tang ... Yu (A-Yu)
Jia-Min Li Jia-Min Li ... Xiaotian (as Jiamin Li)
Wei Zheng Wei Zheng ... Liu Fangzheng
Zheng-Yuan Zhang Zheng-Yuan Zhang ... General store keeper (as Zhengyuan Zhang)
Kang Yu Kang Yu ... Yan Dongsheng
Kenji Tanigaki Kenji Tanigaki ... Yan's associate
Yan Qin ... Tavern owner (Tangguan)
Du Ning Du Ning ... Tavern waiter (Dian Xiaoer) (as Ning Du)
Xian-Guo Yin Xian-Guo Yin ... General store keeper's wife (Liu Laotaitai) (as Xianguo Yin)
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Xu Baijiu
Chun-Yuan Wang Chun-Yuan Wang ... Magistrate (as Chunyuan Wang)
Yan-Qi Zhang Yan-Qi Zhang ... Young thief (as Yanqi Zhang)
Qing-Hua Cun Qing-Hua Cun ... Young thief's father (as Qinghua Cun)
Feng-Chun Xu Feng-Chun Xu ... Young thief's mother (as Fengchun Xu)
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Storyline

A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

4 July 2011 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,137, 2 December 2012

Gross USA:

$11,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,282,887
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (International Cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dragon (2011) began as a remake of One-Armed Swordsman (1967), but, according to Twitch Film, these plans were "quickly abandoned". See more »

Quotes

Detective Xu Bai-Jiu: Is the law really more important than humanity?
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Alternate Versions

The scene where the bodies of two bandits are being examined has been shortened to eliminate a very brief spanking of a mischievous child who had been poking the corpses with a stick. See more »

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User Reviews

 
One of a Kind Wushu film...
18 November 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Simply put: It is hard enough to find a really spectacular film, one that stands out above the others.

It is even harder to find one which, the moment you see it, you know there will be never be anything like it again because it is a "one of a kind." This is the real deal. The opening scene is the eastern version of the opener in A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE 2005 (also, not by coincidence, one of my all time faves) and the remainder of the arc is very similar, allowing for the cultural variations.

Donnie Yen arguably gives one of the most nuanced performances of his career, Takeshi brings back memories of Peter Falk in Columbo, and the beautiful Wei Tang remains one of the most overlooked Asian actresses.

A caution: if you go on a Wushu binge and approach this as just another Kung Fu spectacular, you will get annoyed and confused.

If you take the time to savour the plot development and the subtle performances, you will have the time of your life.


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