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The Warrior and the Wolf (2009)

100 min - Drama, Foreign, Science Fiction - 2 October 2009
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Set during China's the Warring States Period (476-221 BC), benevolent warrior Chenkang Lu (Joe Odagiri) enters into a torrid love affair with a woman (Maggie Q) from the nomadic Harran tribe. Their relationship sends the warrior to a place where humans were once wolves...

Director:  Tian Zhuangzhuang

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Set during China's the Warring States Period (476-221 BC), benevolent warrior Chenkang Lu (Joe Odagiri) enters into a torrid love affair with a woman (Maggie Q) from the nomadic Harran tribe. Their relationship sends the warrior to a place where humans were once wolves...


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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  2 October 2009

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min

Set during China’s the Warring States Period (476-221 BC), benevolent warrior Chenkang Lu (Joe Odagiri) enters into a torrid love affair with a woman (Maggie Q) from the nomadic Harran tribe.

Their relationship sends the warrior to a place where humans were once wolves.

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The Warriot and the Wolf by Tian Zhuangzhuang

The Warrior and the Wolf (simplified Chinese: 狼灾记; traditional Chinese: 狼災記; pinyin: láng zāi jì) is a 2009 Chinese historical action film directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang. It tells the story of the battle between two ancient warriors. It is Tian’s latest directorial effort since 2006’s The Go Master.

Filming began in fall 2008 in China’s northwest Xinjiang Autonomous Region. The film was released in late 2009.

The Warrior and the Wolf is being co-produced by companies from Hong Kong (Edko Films), Singapore (MediaCorp Raintree Pictures) and China (Perfect World Culture).

Plot

General Zhang is the commander of a northern border’s army camp which repels the attacking barbarians every year. When snowfall make the support of the base with supplies impossible, the troops return home.

Lu Shenkang is a newly recruited soldier who was a shepherd, has no courage and tries to flee the army on several occasions. Lu bonds with General Zhang and when the barbarians attack and take him hostage, Lu exchanges him with a captured tribal prince.

The wounded General Zhang returns home earlier and Lu stays in charge.

When the winter’s snow arrives, he leads his men on the trip home. Due to the harsh weather they take refuge in the Harran tribe’s village where Lu takes a hut and woman for himself.

Shortly before the soldiers leave the village to continue their return home, the woman tells Lu that legend says that being intimate with outsiders leads to them becoming wolves.

The army marches on and are attacked by wolves. A following sand storm kills all but Lu who returns to the village.

Years later the barbarians surrender to Imperial China and General Zhang returns to the region to deliver the court’s messages.

Two of his men shoot at wolves and are found dead in the morning.

General Zhang is bitten to death by two wolves after riding out to a deserted fortification. [wikipedia]