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Ashes of Time (1994)

R 100 min - Drama, Action - 16 September 1994
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The film is set in five parts, five seasons that are part of the Chinese almanac. The story takes place in the jianghu, the world of the martial arts. Ouyang Feng has lived in the western desert for some years. He left his home in White Camel Mountain when the woman he loved chose to marry his elder brother rather than him. Instead of seeking glory, he ends up as an agent. When people come to him with a wish to eliminate someone who has wronged them, he puts them in touch with a swordsman who can do the job.

Director:  Wong Kar-wai

Storyline

The film is set in five parts, five seasons that are part of the Chinese almanac. The story takes place in the jianghu, the world of the martial arts. Ouyang Feng has lived in the western desert for some years. He left his home in White Camel Mountain when the woman he loved chose to marry his elder brother rather than him. Instead of seeking glory, he ends up as an agent. When people come to him with a wish to eliminate someone who has wronged them, he puts them in touch with a swordsman who can do the job.


Collections: Wong Kar-wai

Genres: Drama, Action

Details

Country:   Taiwan Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  16 September 1994

Box Office

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Beijing Film Studio

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 40 min

It was only fitting that Brigitte Lin, one of the defining stars of wuxia films, would appear in Wong Kar Wai’s daring transformation of the genre – and in a genderbending role, no less!

Based on the work of novelist Jin Yong, the film features Lin as fraternal twins who forge a special connection with enigmatic swordsman Ouyang Feng (Leslie Cheung). Wong Kar Wai weaves his signature themes of longing and regret into the rich tapestry of an iconic Chinese film genre.

Source: hkiff.org.hk