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3.7
5,224 Ratings

Hero

Ying xiong

Directed by Zhang Yimou
China, Hong Kong, 2002
Action, Drama

Synopsis

Set in a pre-unified China, a nameless warrior (Jet Li) is being honored for defeating three of the king’s most dangerous enemies: Broken Sword (Tony Leung), Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung) and Moon (Zhang Ziyi). However, the emperor challenges the tales, presenting his own take on the suspect events.

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Hero Directed by Zhang Yimou

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2003 | Winner: Alfred Bauer Award

Academy Awards

2003 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Village Voice Film Poll

2004 | Winner: Best Cinematography

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