House of Flying Daggers

A feast for the senses.

Zhang Yimou’s epically-beautiful tale centers on a love triangle which blossoms during an ongoing war between a corrupt government and a band of plucky freedom fighters.

Mixing eyeball-popping martial arts showdowns with swooning romantic moments, all captured in the most-vibrant color scheme you can imagine, it’s the sort of film which redefines the word lush.

Four years after soaring high in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Zhang Ziyi delivers another knockout performance, this time as a warrior princess seemingly overcoming blindness.

Like the film she anchors, she’s gorgeous, deadly, and tragic in equal measure.

 

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