Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu zang long) - 2000 Mandarin Chinese film directed by Ang Lee. Winner of 4 Academy Awards in 2001 - including Best Foreign Language Film. An action-packed box office smash. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is a timeless story that takes place in feudal China when miracles were credible and spirits and gods were present in man's world. It is not unbelievable that zen warriors float through the air, skim the water and battle in trees and on rooftops. Pain, revenge and duty are the stuff that bind us in this world and are the main plot line of the movie, but in the afterlife love and faith linger on. The disappearance of a magical jade sword spurs a breathtaking quest for the missing treasure. Li (Chow Yun-Fat) is embittered by the loss of his jade sword, and his unrequited pursuit of Yu (Michelle Yeoh) is further complicated by the mysterious intrusion of an assassin. The identity of the assassin is gradually unveiled as another poignant tale of love begins to ravel with that of Li and Yu against the backdrop of Western China's magnificent landscape. Also stars Chen Chang, Ziyi Zhang and Sihung Lung. Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and some sexuality. Audio tracks in Mandarin, English or French. Subtitles in Mandarin, English or French. Includes Commentary by Ang Lee and James Schamus, production notes, a music video and much more. 120 minutes.
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