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Ying xiong

Zhang Yimou China, 2002

Stefan Drees's rating of the film Hero

While I dislike the pathos of heroism I admire this film for its marvelous and breathtaking photography as well as for the brilliant choreographed sequences with their nearly abstract appearance. Tan Dun's score is also worth regarding although Tan often re-uses the harmonic patterns from his music for Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon".