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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 »

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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
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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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References One-Armed Boxer (1972) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Beautifully filmed & acted movie - A History of Violence in China?
29 May 2017 | by joebloggscitySee all my reviews

The name of the film doesn't exactly help in explaining what this is about. Basically what we have here is a film that very much is derivative of "A History of Violence", a North American movie which was quite popular for anyone who may not have heard of it before.

What we have is Donnie Yen as our lead who is found out to not be the weak feeble countryman but is hiding a dark secret that may lead to danger for all those he loves. Takeshi Kaneshiro stars as the moral minded detective who opens up a pandora's box with his investigations into Donnie Yen's character.

Now this is a film that combines the beauty of big scale Chinese movies with some sublime martial arts choreography, wonderful to watch. Ridiculously good fun but sadly the movie does seem to fail in the last quarter or so, I just guess they didn't know how what to do after all the twists and turns earlier on in the film.

It's worth a viewing if you enjoy martial arts, but I feel it will appeal to many others too for the direction, settings, acting and suspense. It's a fine film but could have been much more. Enjoyable enough.


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