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Wo hu cang long

Ang Lee China, 2000

Stefan Drees's rating of the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

One of the most memorable films of the last two decades. Everything is masterly: timing, changing tempo of narration, camera, sound design and of course the carefully crafted martial arts sequences with their mix of movements, colors, sounds and music (which makes some scenes to a nearly abstract interplay of audiovisual elements). Beyond that the film Tan Dun's music is one of the composer's best film scores.