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2,890 Ratings

House of Flying Daggers

Shi mian mai fu

Directed by Zhang Yimou
China, Hong Kong, 2004
Action, Romance


The year is 859 AD and China’s Tang Dynasty is in decline. Anarchic armies have formed in protest and are locked in battle with the corrupt government. The most revered and powerful army is ‘The House of Flying Daggers’.

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Following the mega-hit Hero, Zhang Yimou delivers yet another enormous and absolutely awe-inspiring production—a stunningly-made wuxia both magnificent in its visual splendor and a startling achievement in craft. A spectacle, and moreover, a passionate love story, starring Andy Lau and Zhang Ziyi.

House of Flying Daggers Directed by Zhang Yimou

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