This arty flick takes place in bizarre world where everyone wears suits and long coats but no one has guns. Instead, they battle with swords like the wuxia of old. Daniel Lee directed this decidely offbeat take on the swordsman genre.
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All the key elements AND a handful of details that made Zhang Yimou's 'Hero' so popular seem to be lifted straight from 'What Price Survival' in which Lee combined Asian melodrama, kinetic martial arts sword play and Delvaux' surrealism to a world parallel with the rest of cinema.