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12 Ratings

Brotherhood of Blades

Xiu Chun Dao

Directed by Yang Lu
China, 2014


3 main characters are all elite guards for the palace. One of their fellow guardsmen goes bad. His former companions must now forget their bond and apprehend him. But are they being lured into a larger conspiracy against their emperor?

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Brotherhood of Blades Directed by Yang Lu

Awards & Festivals

Golden Horse Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Makeup & Costume Design


Asian Film Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best Costume Designer

What are people saying?

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Brotherhood of Blades

    These Mandarin-language historical actioners made their name with highly choreographed martial arts and moments of visual poetry. The action in "Brotherhood" feels rushed and choppy, and there is no romance to its images. Sadly, Chang Chen made more of an impression with his brief appearance in "The Grandmaster" than he does as the lead here. The most "Blades" has to offer is high production values and a brisk pace.