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179 Ratings


Wu xia

Directed by Peter Chan
Hong Kong, China, 2011


In the late Qing Dynasty, Liu Jin-xi is a papermaker and father of two sons who lives a seemingly normal life with his family in a remote village. However, the arrival of a detective soon threatens to tear them apart.

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Critics reviews

If all this sounds terribly familiar, then that’s not much of surprise. Peter Chan’s stylish, absorbing film is essentially a kung-fu remake of A History of Violence, even going as far as to hijack some of the exact same story beats as the Cronenberg original. Yet on its own terms, the film remains a stirring blend of fierce combat and detective fiction that elegantly tackles big themes such the nature of honour and identity while hitting exhilarating action notes.
May 02, 2013
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