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House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (Hong Kong, 2004)

Directed by Zhang Yimou. Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Song Dandan. During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. Leo is a police officer who sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers" organization. Leo ends up arresting Mei, only to have Jin break her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. But things are far more complicated than they seem. 115 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Awards
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Foreign Language Film
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Director
Reviews and articles:
Beale, Lewis. "House of Flying Daggers." Film Journal International, Nov2004, Vol. 107 Issue 11, p100-100Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Felperin, Leslie. "House of Flying Daggers." Sight & Sound, Jan2005, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p51-52 Full-text of this article / review is available:
Levitin, Jacqueline. "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero, and House of the Flying Daggers: Interpreting Gender Thematics in the Contemporary Swordplay Film-A View from the West." Asian Cinema, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 166-82, April 2006
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Foreign Language Film National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best DirectorReviews and articles: Beale, Lewis. "House of Flying Daggers." Film Journal International, Nov2004, Vol. 107 Issue 11, p100-100Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only Felperin, Leslie. "House of Flying Daggers." Sight & Sound, Jan2005, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p51-52 Full-text of this article / review is available: Levitin, Jacqueline. "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero, and House of the Flying Daggers: Interpreting Gender Thematics in the Contemporary Swordplay Film-A View from the West." Asian Cinema, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 166-82, April 2006

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