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Aro Favourite Hero

 

Hong Kong / China 2002, 99 minutes
Dir. Zhang Yimou
In Mandarin with English subtitles
Rating: [M]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Action/Adventure / Martial Arts, Fantasy

Topics: Period - B.C..

 

Aroview: Though no doubt diminished on the small screen, this ancient Martial Arts spectacle from the dir. of RAISE THE RED LANTERN transforms the genre with its ultra-stylised, balletic fight sequences.

Though hopelessly melodramatic and riddled with genre cliche, this is the stuff of legend with 'loyalty' and 'betrayal' writ large across its ravishing canvas, and the four superstars of Chinese cinema ornamenting beautifully.

NZ International Film Festival 2004

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