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Dao (1995)

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Running Time
1 hour, 41 minutes

Country Hong Kong

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Other Titles
• Dao
• The Blade (1995)



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Genre: Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Revenge, Love Triangle

Plot: Based on THE ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (1967), which is widely regarded as launching the craze for swordfighting movies in Hong Kong, BLADE is a violent epic employing fast edits and a dynamic camera, instead of the panoramic shots of the original. With half a name, half a sword, and half of a martial arts textbook, a martial arts protege with one arm transforms himself into a whirling dervish of a swordsman--more an anarchic force, rather than the graceful flying swordsmen of Hark's martial arts fantasies. An atmosphere of suffocation, repressed eroticism, and abject suffering dominates the film, which culminates in a climactic battle that martial arts cineastes will enjoy. There is very little that is heroic about the film; more often than not, people with good intentions are brutally slaughtered, while those who prey on the weak seem to constitute an endless horde. The bleakness of the film recalls the mood of A BETTER TOMORROW, which Hark produced. Like ASHES OF TIME, which was released just one year before Hark's film, THE BLADE verges on the philosophical, with an untrustworthy narrator who is not quite sure what is happening around her.

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 Directed by
Hark Tsui
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 Written by
Koan Hui
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Hark Tsui
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 Cast
Xin Xin Xiong
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Moses Chan
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Man Cheuk Chiu
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Valerie Chow
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Collin Chou
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Jason Chu
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Michael Tse
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 Music By
Raymond Wong
Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, Am zin



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