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Raining in the Mountain
Raining in the Mountain
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An aristocrat and a general plot to steal a priceless scroll held in a mountaintop temple library, while rival bands of martial artists lie in wait to steal the artifact. Soon, the monastery is transformed into an epic battleground for the scroll, with each player caught in a web of betrayal.

Our take

A disparate band of monks and thieves fight for control of a sacred scroll in this Buddhist fable from wuxia master King Hu. Staggering in its visual and editorial intricacy, Raining in the Mountain is at once a supremely entertaining heist film and a spiritual interrogation of the veneers of power.