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House of Flying Daggers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau

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In 849 AD, the Tang Dynasty is falling to pieces. Government is rife with corruption, and a grass-roots rebel organization called the House of Flying Daggers is rumored to be taking hold in the rural areas. Regional police officer and master swordsman Jin (Kaneshiro) goes undercover to try to infiltrate the rebel group, and meets a blind dancer, Mei, who also happens to have a terrific hand with sword and thrown knives, in a brothel.
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After Mei is taken into custody, Jin breaks her out of jail and they race across country to make contact with the Flying Daggers, pursued by Jin's captain, Leo (Lau) and many government swordsmen. Jin and Mei start to fall in love, although he knows his task is ultimately to betray her. Does she know this?

Chinese director Zhang Yimou's 2004 followup to "Hero" is a more straightforward action drama and love story.
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Script Analysis of House of Flying Daggers

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   ancient china/japan Combat acrobatics/martial arts?    -   Yes Kind of movie    -   combat acrobatics/bullet time

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   is very quick Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Lot of special effects?    -   Yes

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